Ahmed Badreldin

PhD Researcher
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Areas of Expertise:
Global Risk and Resilience

Ahmed joined the GSI in 2018 as a PhD researcher and is specialising in Global Risk and Resilience. His research interests centre around the impact of neoliberalism and globalization on exacerbating global risks of civil unrest. His doctoral thesis seeks holistic understanding of the implications of ‘neoliberal globalization’ on civil unrest by examining global patterns of protests against some key neoliberal intergovernmental institutions and assessing the themes of those protest trends.

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Ahmed joined the GSI in January 2018. He completed his Master of Philosophy in Economics at the University of Newcastle in Australia. His Master’s thesis focused on neoliberalism and globalization and their impact on shaping Egypt’s developmental strategies and structural impediments to sustainable development. While conducting his research in Australia, Ahmed managed to publish an academic journal article and a book chapter which granted him several academic awards. Before moving to Australia, he had earned a Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

Research interests

Ahmed's interests centre around implications of neoliberalism and globalization on social stability and cohesion. His research adopts a multidisciplinary approach seeking to both map global pressure hotspots of civil unrest incited by globalization and neoliberalism and device a macroscopic assessment of the emergent themes of such unrest. Appending to the research undertaken by the GSI on the impact of challenges to sustainable development on global risk and resilience, his thesis aims to empower global peacekeeping, conflict prevention and mitigation of civil unrest.


Micro, macro and environmental economics; Globalization


MPhil (Economics) - University of Newcastle, Australia

MBA Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Graduate Certificate of Business Research - University of Newcastle, Australia

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - Hunter TAFE, Australia

BAcc (English Section) - Ains Shams University, Egypt

Selected recent publications
MPhil thesis

Badreldin, Ahmed (2018) Neoliberal globalization and Egypt’s modern political economy – Strategies and impediments to sustainable development. MPhil thesis, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Book chapters

Structural Impediments to Sustainable Development in Australia and Its Asia-Pacific Region. In M. Hossain, R. Hales, and T. Sarker (Eds.), Pathways to a Sustainable Economy: Bridging the Gap between Paris Climate Change Commitments and Net Zero Emissions (pp. 43-57). Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Journal articles

Badreldin, Ahmed, 2015. Energy Crisis Keeps Egypt on the Wrong Side of Capitalism. The Global Studies Journal, 8(4), 1-18.

Recent presentations and conferences
Structural Impediments to Sustainable Development in Australia and Its Asia-Pacific Region at Pathway to a sustainable economy conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, 29th of November, 2016.