President of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Political Science Professor at the Institute. He is a former Professor of Political Science at the University of Westminster and worked as a coordinator of the Democracy and Islam Program at the same university. He was a visiting professor at the Islamic Studies Center at Cambridge. He is also co-author of : Contextualising Islam in Britain (2010). Muslim News magazine awarded him the Allama Iqbal award for excellence in Islamic thought in 2006. He is the author of multiple books and articles. His work was translated to Arabic, Malawian, and Turkish.
Dean of the School of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. She was the Director and Professor of the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, at Simon Frazer University. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Toronto, she joined Dalhousie University as a faculty member in the History Department. Ghazal is a historian of the Arab world, as well as Islam in Africa. Her work encompasses issues in the modern history of these regions. She has authored multiple books and articles in her field of study. She holds an MA and PhD in History from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. His research interests primarily reside at the intersection of comparative political behavior and political economy. His current research focus is on the effects of autocratic instability on economic policy. Prior to joining the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, he held positions at the University of Louisville and Franklin & Marshall College. He has multiple publications, his latest book is titled Trust and Terror: Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance (Routledge).
Assistant Professor of Development Economics at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York. Before joining the Doha Institute, Dr. Ragab worked as an Economic Affairs Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme from 2010-2015. His work focused on advancing development policies in the areas of poverty reduction, inequality, and building resilience against economic shocks and crises. Dr.Ragab has taught economics at a number of US universities including City University of New York, St. John›s University and the New School University.
Researcher at the ACRPS and the managing editor of “Ostour” journal which is dedicated to historical studies. She holds a PhD from the University of Exeter and held a Teaching Assisstant position in the political science department in the same university. She was a visiting scholar at the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University. She holds a BA in History and Political Science and an MA in Islamic Arab History from Birzeit University.
Professor of the Sociology of Religion at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at Australian Catholic University. He is one of the world’s leading sociologists of religion; he has also devoted attention to sociological theory, the study of human rights, and the sociology of the body. His current research involves the role of religion in contemporary Asia and the changing nature of citizenship in a globalizing world. His current research is focused on Muslim communities in the United States and Australia with special reference to the Shari’a, an the legal debate about same-sex marriages. Turner has written, coauthored, and edited multiple books. He is the author of Religion and Modern Society: Citizenship, Secularisation and the State, Max Weber and Islam, Marx and the end of Orientalism
Assistant Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. She holds a PhD in Political Science, with concentrations in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her work focuses on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of repression on polarization and social cohesion. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as PS Political Science and Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Siyasat Arabiya (an Arabic peer-reviewed journal), Contemporary Arab Affairs, and Parameters. Her recent book titled Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine is out now with Oxford University Press.
Professor in the School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He has held fellowships at Stanford University›s Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Ohio State University›s Mershon Center for International Studies. He was the lead editor of International Studies Quarterly from 2014-2018. Nexon›s work covers issues in international-relations theory, US foreign policy, power politics, the politics of religious contention and the relationship between popular culture and world politics. He is the author of The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Best Book Award for 2010.
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has published widely in international relations theory and international political economy. Lake’s most recent book is Hierarchy in International Relations (2009). In addition to over seventy scholarly articles and chapters, he is also the author of Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887-1939 (1988) and Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in its Century (1999) and co-editor of eight volumes including most recently Governance in a Global Economy: Political Authority in Transition (2003) and Delegation and Agency in International Organizations (2006).
James T. Shotwell Professor Emerita of International Relations at the School of International and Public Affairs in Columbia University. A specialist on politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Anderson served as Dean of SIPA from 1996 to 2008, and as the James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations at Columbia University. She previously served as Chair of the University’s Political Science Department and Director of the Middle East Institute. Before joining Columbia, she was Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies at Harvard University. Anderson is the author of Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-first Century (Columbia University Press, 2003), The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1820-1980 (Princeton University Press, 1986), editor of Transitions to Democracy (Columbia University Press, 1999) and coeditor of The Origins of Arab Nationalism (Columbia 1991).
Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Doha Institute, and Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Study (ACRPS). He is also the managing editor of AlMuntaqa, ACRPS’ first English-language Social Science and Humanities journal. He specializes in institutions and legislatures in authoritarian regimes and the politics of the Arab Gulf.
Director of the Iranian Studies Unit at the ACRPS and Professor of Government at Georgetown University, Qatar. His most recent journal articles and books include A Concise History of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf (Cornell University Press, 2018); Inside the Arab State (Oxford University Press, 2018); The Impossibility of Palestine: History, Geography, and the Road Ahead (Yale University Press, 2016); and Iran’s Intellectual Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2008). His edited books include The Routledge Handbook of Persian Gulf Politics (2020); The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey, and the Southern Caucasus (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2016). Kamrava is the Series Editor for the «Contemporary Issues in the Middle East» series of Syracuse University Press, and the «Iran and the World» series at Hurst Publishers and Oxford University Press.
Senior lecturer at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University. She received her PhD in 2003 from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. From her postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University (USA) from January 2004 to June 2005 she went on to hold positions at several American universities including Texas A&M University, CUNY-Graduate Center and George Washington University.Her first book Pax Syriana: Elite Politics in Postwar Lebanon, Syracuse University Press (2012) analyzed the Lebanese political system in the post-civil- war period (1989–2005), and examined the role of Syrian hegemony in underpinning the stability of the Lebanese state. She has also published extensively on Lebanese Shi‘ism, and is currently preparing an edited volume with Mara Leichtman on this topic.
Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and professor in politics and post-war recovery studies at the University of York. Previously he served as Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Centre. At the University of York he founded and led the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit between 1993 and 2014. Barakat has been published widely, his most recent book, Understanding Influence: The Use of State-building Research in British Policy was published by Ashgate in 2014. Professor Barakat serves on the Advisory Board of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He is a member of the joint Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK›s Department for International Development (DFID) Commissioning Panel for research on poverty reduction.
Research Professor and Head of Publications at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). His research centers on Social History and Political Sociology with a specific focus on the Levant, methodology of history and Islamic thought. Previously served as the Director of Studies at the Center for Arab Unity Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Minbar Al-Hiwar (Dialogue Forum). Kawtharani is also a professor emeritus of the Faculty of Humanities at the Lebanese University. He is the author of several books and dozens of articles published in Arab and Western periodicals. Among his works (in Arabic) are “Between the Jurisprudence of the Shiite Reform and Welayat-el Faqih”; The Jurisprudent (al-faqih) and the Sultan: A Study of Two Experiences”; “Power, Society and Political Action since the Ottoman Mandate in the Arab Mashreq” and “Social and Political Trends in Mount Lebanon and the Arab Mashreq”.
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