Anna Mahjar Barducci

Project Director at the MEMRI Russian Media Research Project, Washington-Jerusalem

Anna Mahjar Barducci is a Project Director at the MEMRI Russian Media Research Project, Washington-Jerusalem, where she earlier worked as a Senior Researcher. She was a Researcher in the Middle East and Latin America at the Gatestone Institute, NY, a Columnist at the Il Foglio Quotidiano, and part of the human rights bureau of the Interdepartmental Center for Peace Studies, University of Pisa, Italy.

In May 2012, Barducci lectured at the US State Department, Washington, on Ansar Al-Din in Mali. She has been part of several US State Department-sponsored events with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). She has also contributed to think-tanks such as the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Israel, Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Israel, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Italy, and Fondazione Italianieuropei, Italy.

Barducci has authored several books, including Italo-Marocchina, Storie di immigrati marocchini in Europa, (Diabasis, Reggio Emilia, June 2009), Pakistan Express (Lindau, Turin, June 2011), and La mia scuola è il mondo, illustrated children’s book, (Melagrana, San Felice a Cancello (CE), January 2013). She was the winner of Books for Peace literary award, (Rome 2020) and was a finalist at the Premio Bancarella, Pontremoli, Italy (2012). She was also a finalist at the XXXI Edizione Premio Penne, Italy award in 2009.