Dr. Dina Lisnyansky is a Lecturer at the RRIS Government Program in Reichman University, at the Executive MA Program in Middle East and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, and in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Shalem College in Jerusalem. She is also a Research Fellow at the Data Science Institute at Reichman University.
Dr. Lisnyansky is a geopolitical expert in Middle East affairs and Islam in Europe with a specialization in terrorism and extremism. She holds a Ph.D. in Islam in Europe from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a consultant on political and religious issues in the EU and the UK, especially in the fields of security and extremism.
Dr. Lisnyansky has numerous publications on the Middle East, Islam, and radicalism in English, Hebrew, and Russian languages. Among her publications are: “From Da‘wa in Europe to European Da‘wa: The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafiyya in France and Britain,” published in JIMES (The Journal for Interdisciplinary Middle Eastern Studies), “Salafism in Azerbaijan: Changing the Sunni-Shiite Balance from Within,” published in Iran and The Caucasus Journal, and others.
Dr. Lisnyansky is a member of advisory boards of various NGOs on Middle Eastern affairs, is a part of the Israeli Foreign Ministry project Voices of Israel, and specializes in Islam in Europe, Islamic ideologies in the West, and the connection between ideological radicalization and terrorism.