Christoph Wilcke has been a senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch since April 2015. From 2005-2012, Wilcke was Human Rights Watch’s senior researcher for Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Jordan. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Middle East. Between 2012 and April 2015, Wilcke worked as director of the Middle East and North Africa programme at Transparency International and pursued anti-corruption and human rights consulting. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Wilcke worked with the International Crisis Group, the International Peace Academy (now Institute), and Save the Children UK. A native German, Wilcke obtained a Master of Philosophy degree in Modern Middle East Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, in 2001. He speaks German, Arabic, Italian, and has a working knowledge of French and some Turkish.