Dr. Bente Scheller became the director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation's Middle East office in Beirut in 2012, a position she took after directing the foundation's Afghanistan office in Kabul between 2008 and 2012. She holds a doctorate in political science at Freie Universität Berlin and specializes in Foreign and Security Policy. From 2002 to 2004 she worked at the German Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Later she took over the Berlin Aspen Institute's Syria program. Dr. Scheller is Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College, London.
At the Core of the War - This article is based on a talk given by Dr. Bente Scheller – Director of our Beirut office – in Munich on September 17th. Published in German on English beoll.de in October 2017
In November 2013, her book "The Wisdom of Syria's Waiting Game. Foreign Policy under the Assad" has been published in London.
Dr. Scheller is a frequent commentator on current affairs in the region in newspapers and radio, among others BBC, Die Zeit, taz and The European. She is blogging at Heinrich von Arabien
Habitantes de Alepo en dramática situación, DW, August 2016
"Syria, Iraq and the Future of Jihad", DW, August, 2016
"Narrating War", Berlin, March 2014 ِ
Audio of the panel "Who Narrates War?" Panel with Majeda al-Saqqa and Bente Scheller
Audio of the mirror dialog "How To Narrate War? Theater Of War: Syria" with Bente Scheller and Abdulkader Al Dhon
Syria's Peace Talks: A Complicated Patchwork
The Takeaway, January 23, 2014 (MP3)
Podcast Syria Dispatch, Episode 7 (MP3) on January 16, 2014
Die PR des Diktators. Die Zeit, 18.08.2013
Republished in English: Winning the power of information. How Assad defines the facts.