Syed Zwick, Helene

Syed Zwick

I am a French research and teaching economist based in Cairo since 2014. Presently, I am heading the research center of ESLSCA University - Egypt. Previously, I was consultant at the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies. I earned my PhD in 2013 on European migration issues. My current research interests are: mixed migration flows, drivers of migration and non-migration including behavioural ones; evidence-based migration and asylum policies.


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • ESLSCA University (2019-...)

    University, Cairo, Egypt
    Executive Director of ESLSCA Research Center & Associate Professor in Economics

  • OSCE Academy in Bishkek (2016-2017)

    Other, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    Teaching Affiliate

  • Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, The American University in Cairo (2015-2016)

    Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt

  • Confrontations Europe (2008-2014)

    Research Institute, Paris & Brussels, Belgium
    Policy Advisor & PhD Student

  • The British University in Egypt (2017-2019)

    University, Cairo, Egypt
    Lecturer in Economics


Disintegration of the European asylum systems: A featuring attempt

Authors Hélène Syed Zwick
Year 2019
Journal Name Migration Letters
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1 Journal Article

France’s identity crisis: Is migration to blame? A review of three recent French books

Authors Hélène Syed Zwick
Year 2019
Journal Name Migration Studies
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2 Journal Article