Amel holds a PhD in Law from University of Sousse (Tunisia). She wrote her PhD thesis, in a joint Law and Economics program between University of Sousse and University of Hamburg, where she advocates a counterterrorism model that focuses on raising the opportunity cost to becoming a terrorist. She also holds a Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin and a MSc in Public Law from University of Sousse.
Amel has been working as an Academic Assistant at the College of Europe in Natolin since September 2020. She started her career in 2013 as a Teaching Assistant of Law and she has worked as Researcher in security and development programs in different NGOs since 2016.
Her research focus is on security, migration, socio-political transformation in the MENA, and EU-MENA relations.