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Matthew Bamber-Zryd

Matthew Bamber-Zryd is the ICRC’s Adviser on Armed Groups, based in the Geneva headquarters. Prior to joining the ICRC, Matthew conducted research on armed groups in the Middle East and North Africa for a variety of governments and international organizations including the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Swedish MFA, UN and International Alert.

Matthew’s academic research on the organization and rebel governance of armed groups, particularly those of Islamist armed groups, has been published in academic journals including Small Wars and Insurgencies, Terrorism and Political Violence and the CTC Sentinel.

Matthew is completing his PhD at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He holds fellowships at both the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. He is an appointed member of the Expert Research Group at the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development (Folke Bernadotteakademin).

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