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Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

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Professor

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, serves as Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute. He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in confl... [More]

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202-885-1656
SIS-School of Intl Service


Akbar Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed

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Professor

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a Visiting Professor and was First Distinguished Chair of Middle East & Is... [More]

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202-885-1641
SIS-School of Intl Service


Boaz Atzili

Boaz Atzili

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Associate Professor

Dr. Boaz Atzili is a political scientist who researches and teaches international politics. His interest is in international security with an emphasis on territorial conflicts and the politics of borders, and the international aspects of state weakne... [More]

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202-885-1648
SIS-School of Intl Service


Leila Austin

Leila Austin

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



Stephen Dalzell

Stephen Dalzell

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Professorial Lecturer

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202-885-6821
SIS-School of Intl Service


Kristin Diwan

Kristin Diwan

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Assistant Professor

Kristin Smith Diwan is Assistant Professor of Comparative and Regional Studies at the American University School of International Service. She holds regional expertise in the politics and policies of the Arab Gulf, and functional expertise in Islamic... [More]

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202-885-1640
SIS - School of International Service


Deen Freelon

Deen Freelon

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Assistant Professor

Deen Freelon is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. His substantive area of expertise is political communication, especially as it relates to citizen expression via digital technologies. He also has a strong interest in the use of computer ... [More]

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202-885-6462
SOC - School of Communication


Naima Hachad

Naima Hachad

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Assistant Professor

Research: Hachad’s research interests include questions of language, diasporic identities, and representations of the body in Francophone literature and visual arts of the Maghreb and the Caribbean; Postcolonial theory

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202-885-1458
CAS-World Lang and Cultures


Loubna Skalli Hanna

Loubna Skalli Hanna

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Assistant Professor

My research and teaching focus on the politics of development, gender, youth, and communication in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). I have published in numerous academic journals including Gender and Society, International Feminist Journal of... [More]

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202-885-1658
SIS-School of Intl Service


Anders C. Hardig

Anders C. Hardig

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Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Anders Härdig is a Professorial Lecturer in the International Politics program at SIS. His main fields of expertise are international politics and comparative and regional studies with a special focus on social movements and grassroots networks i... [More]

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202-885-1541
SIS-School of Intl Service


Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim

Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim

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Professorial Lecturer

Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim, PhD, obtained a BSc in Political Science from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University – Egypt. He was appointed as a Teaching Assistant in the FEPS Department of Public Administration in 2001... [More]

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202-885-3673
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Lynn Kunkle

Lynn Kunkle

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Assistant Professor

Lynn Kunkle is an assistant professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution with interests in religion, culture, U.S. foreign policy, Islam and Western relations and the Middle East. She is an expert of interfaith dialogue and has traveled a... [More]

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202-885-6578
SIS - School of International Service


Shadi Mokhtari

Shadi Mokhtari

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Assistant Professor

Shadi Mokhtari specializes in human rights, Middle East Politics and Political Islam. She has an extensive background in human rights and women’s rights issues in the Middle East and Muslim World. She is the Editor in Chief of the Muslim World Journa... [More]

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202-885-6570
SIS-School of Intl Service


Ghiyath Nakshbendi

Ghiyath Nakshbendi

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Executive in Residence

Professor Nakshbendi teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in project finance, microfinance, export-import management, international business and the global marketplace. He has extensive international business experience. His early career in aca... [More]

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202-885-3268
KSB - International Business


Mohamed Nimer

Mohamed Nimer

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Nimer teaches the Washington Semester Islam and World Affairs Program. He is author of The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada (Routledge, 2002). His recent writings include Americanizing Is... [More]

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202-895-4921
School of Prof & Extd Studies


Martyn Oliver

Martyn Oliver

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Professorial Lecturer

Martyn was born and raised in southern Minnesota. In addition to Washington State and Boston, his studies also took him to Scotland, Lebanon, Austria, and Morocco. His work explores the construction of religious identity, particularly how Western lit... [More]

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202-885-2943
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Anthony Quainton

Anthony Quainton

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Distinguished Diplomat in Residence

Ambassador Anthony Quainton is the Diplomat-in-Residence and a professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, having previously served in the United States Foreign Service and held ambassadorships to the Central African Republic, Nicaragua, Kuwait, and Peru.

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202-885-1669
SIS-School of Intl Service


Abdul Aziz Said

Abdul Aziz Said

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Professor

Dr. Said is the senior ranking professor at American University and the first occupant of the endowed Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. He founded the university-wide Center for Global Peace, which undertakes a range of activities, both on ... [More]

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202-885-1632
SIS-School of Intl Service


Cathy Schneider

Cathy Schneider

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Associate Professor

Cathy Lisa Schneider writes and teaches on social movements, collective violence, policing, criminal justice, immigration and racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Her publications include the books Police ... [More]

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202-885-1666
SIS-School of Intl Service


Fereshteh Simone

Fereshteh Simone

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Scholar in Residence

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202-966-7698
SIS - School of International Service


Diane Singerman

Diane Singerman

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Associate Professor

Dr. Singerman is an Associate Professor and comparativist whose research interests focus on political change from below, particularly in the Middle East, and more specifically Egypt. Her work examines the formal and informal side of politics, gender,... [More]

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202-885-2362
SPA - Government


John Willoughby

John Willoughby

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Professor

Professor Willoughby has recently returned from a two-year stay in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he helped create an undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Sharjah. He has also taught at the American University in Cai... [More]

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202-885-3759
CAS - Economics