Jalel Harchaoui teaches geopolitics at the Université de Versailles and Université Paris-Est. He also teaches political risk at EDC Paris Business School. He is a PhD candidate in geopolitics at Université de Paris 8. In addition to research trips to Libya, he has performed fieldwork in Russia, Turkey, Egypt and several other countries involved in Libya's civil war. Harchaoui's research has been published in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Lawfare, and other outlets. Apart from his focus on geopolitics, Harchaoui holds an MA degree in finance from Grenoble 2 University.