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SIS Faculty Conducting Research in the Middle East

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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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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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
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Leila Austin

Leila Austin

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer



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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Fereshteh Simone

Fereshteh Simone

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Scholar in Residence

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202-966-7698
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Anthony Wanis-St. John

Anthony Wanis-St. John

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Associate Professor

Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John researches  international negotiation, military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes. He has created several advanced courses on negotiation for SIS, ranging from interpersonal skills and ... [More]

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Guy Ziv

Guy Ziv

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Guy Ziv is an assistant professor in the School of International Service's U.S. Foreign Policy Program. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, and international negotiations. His curren... [More]

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202-885-3147
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