While the project is managed and pushed forward by the project team, the physical, academic and administrative development of the DI relies on the work of committees and an ever-expanding pool of academic experts. Below is a list of committee members and academic experts (according to alphabetical order).


 

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Abdel Qader FehriAbdel Qader FehriAbdel Qader FehriAbdel Qader Fehri is a Professor of Arabic and Comparative Linguistics and Director of the Institute for Study and Research of Arabization at Mohammad V University.Arabic and LinguisticsAcademic Expertsاللغة العربية واللسانياتالخبراء الأكاديميون
Abderrahim BenhaddaAbderrahim BenhaddaAbderrahim BenhaddaAbderrahim Benhadda is the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Higher Education at Mohammed V University-Agdal, Morocco. He earned his PhD in Literature from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University. His regional interests lie in the Maghreb, Mediterranean, and, historically, the Ottoman Empire. Benhadda serves on the editorial board of a number of research committees, including: The National Committee for the Evaluation of Scientific Research in Human and Social Sciences and Scientific Committees in the "Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique". In 2007, Benhadda received the Ibn Battouta Award for Travel Literature from the ‘Irtiyad Al-Afaq" Institute in the United Arab Emirates. His publications and co-authored writings include: The Ottomans: Institutions, Economy and Culture and The Movement of Ideas and Techniques in the Maghreb and the Mediterranean World.HistoryAcademic Expertsالتاريخالخبراء الأكاديميون
Abu Bakr BaqaderAbu Bakr BaqaderAbu Bakr BaqaderProfessor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Department of Arts and Humanities at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. In 1979, Baqader earned his PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He serves as a Fellow and Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, École des autes études en sciences sociales, and University of Wisconsin. Baqader has also lectured at a number of Arab and American universities, including: Brown, Northwestern, Ohio State, and others. He has published a wide number of academic papers in both Arabic and English.Sociology and AnthropologyAcademic Expertsعلم الاجتماع والأنثروبولوجيا (علم الإنسان)الخبراء الأكاديميون
Afif HendaouiAfif HendaouiAfif HendaouiAfif Hendaoui is the Director of the National School for Administration in Tunisia. He received his PhD in Political Economy from the University of Brussels. Hendaoui is widely published author in the fields of economic theory and applied economics, a brief selection of his publications includes: Prospects for Social and Economic Development in Tunisia (Arabic) and Development through Theoretical Structures and Systems (Arabic). Hendaoui has also held a variety of diplomatic posts for the Tunisian government, where he served in missions in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, and the Vatican. School of Public Administration and Policy Committeeلجنة كلية الإدارة العامة والسياسات
Ali AbdelgadirAli AbdelgadirAli AbdelgadirAli Abdelgadir is Director of Research at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He received his PhD from Essex University, UK. Qader served as a Lecturer in Economic Sciences at Khartoum and Gezira Universities, the latter of which he helped establish. Beyond academia, he has provided various consultations to the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa. Qader is the former Director of Research at the Arab Investment Guarantees Corporation as well as previous Head of Economic and Social Policies at the African Economic Committee of the United Nations. He has also advised a number of international and intergovernmental organizations, such as: the Islamic Development Bank and the International Labor Organization.Strategic Planning Committee;School of Public Administration and Policy Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي;لجنة كلية الإدارة العامة والسياسات
Atheel Al-JomardAtheel Al-JomardAtheel Al-JomardAtheel Al-Jomard is a Professor of Economics at Mosul University, Iraq. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of London. Al-Jomard has taught extensively at various academic levels in his field of expertise, offering courses on mathematical economics and microeconomic theory. He is also a widely published author, currently engaged in three textbook projects: Business Economics, Mathematics for Business and Economics, and Theories and Policies of Economic Development. In addition, Al-Jomard has written over 50 research papers and reports, alongside participating in numerous conferences and seminars. Economics and DevelopmentAcademic Expertsالاقتصاد والتنميةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Aze-Eddine BouchikhiAze-Eddine BouchikhiAze-Eddine BouchikhiAze-Eddine Bouchikhi is a Visiting Professor of Arabic at Qatar University's College of Arts and Science. He earned his PhD in Linguistics from Moulay Ismail University, Morocco. His research interests lie in Arabic terminology, translation, and teaching methods. He has carried out significant linguistic works on behalf of the Arabization Coordination Bureau, the World Health Organization, and the Royal Academy of the Moroccan Kingdom. Bouchikhi also has extensive experience in undergraduate and graduate linguistic course design. In 2009, he gained membership to the Arab League's Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization for the "Advancement in Arabic to move towards a Knowledge Society". He was recently appointed executive director of the Doha Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language.Arabic and LinguisticsAcademic Expertsاللغة العربية واللسانياتالخبراء الأكاديميون
Aziz Al-AzmehAziz Al-AzmehAziz Al-AzmehProfessor at the Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University. He received his PhD in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. Al-Azmeh taught a myriad of thematic courses on Arab and Islamic historical studies at various institutions, such as the American University of Beirut, Columbia University, and University of Exeter. Al-Azmeh authored a number of publications, including: The Genesis of Islam in the Light of History and Arabic Thought and Islamic Civilizations. He has also served on the editorial boards of several academic journals such as the Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Academic Planning Committee;Strategic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الأكاديمي;لجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي
Aziz Al-AzmehAziz Al-AzmehAziz Al-AzmehAziz Al-Azmeh is a Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies at the Central European University. He received his PhD in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. Al-Azmeh taught a myriad of thematic courses on Arab and Islamic historical studies at various institutions, such as the American University of Beirut, Columbia University, and University of Exeter. Al-Azmeh authored a number of publications, including: The Genesis of Islam in the Light of History and Arabic Thought and Islamic Civilizations. He has also served on the editorial boards of several academic journals such as the Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies.Strategic Planning Committee;Academic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي;لجنة التخطيط الأكاديمي
Azmi BisharaAzmi BisharaAzmi BisharaAzmi Bishara is the General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and a member of its Executive Board. A prominent researcher and writer, Bishara has published numerous books and academic papers in political thought, social theory, and philosophy, in addition to several literary works. He was Professor of Philosophy and History of Political Thought at Birzeit University, from 1986 to 1996. He also co-founded Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, and Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research. Bishara was the principal founder of the National Democratic Assembly (Balad), a Palestinian-Arab party inside the Green Line, which supports democratic values irrespective of religious, ethnic or national identity. For four consecutive session, from 1996-2007, he represented his party as an elected member of parliament. In 2007, Bishara was persecuted for his political positions at the hands of the Israeli authorities, and currently resides in Qatar. He is the recipient of the Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2002 and the Global Exchange Human Rights Award in 2003.Political Science and International RelationsAcademic Expertsالعلوم السياسة والعلاقات الدوليةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Azmi BisharaAzmi BisharaAzmi BisharaAzmi Bishara is the General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and a member of its Executive Board. A prominent researcher and writer, Bishara has published numerous books and academic papers in political thought, social theory, and philosophy, in addition to several literary works. He was Professor of Philosophy and History of Political Thought at Birzeit University, from 1986 to 1996. He also co-founded Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, and Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research. Bishara was the principal founder of the National Democratic Assembly (Balad), a Palestinian-Arab party inside the Green Line, which supports democratic values irrespective of religious, ethnic or national identity. For four consecutive session, from 1996-2007, he represented his party as an elected member of parliament. In 2007, Bishara was persecuted for his political positions at the hands of the Israeli authorities, and currently resides in Qatar. He is the recipient of the Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2002 and the Global Exchange Human Rights Award in 2003.Strategic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي
Batoul KhalifaBatoul KhalifaBatoul KhalifaBatoul Khalifa is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Qatar University. She earned her PhD in Mental Health from Ain Shams University, Egypt. Her research interests lie in health and social psychology. Khalifa has taught a number of courses in her field of study, including: Adolescent Development and Special Education. She has also published various articles on educational philosophy, including: "Creativity Barriers among Students in the Arab World" and "Learning Motivation among the Students of Qatar University and its Relationship to some Variables". Khalifa was recently rewarded a Qatar National Research Fund Grant for a research project entitled "Mental Health and Issues among College Students in Qatar".Academic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الأكاديمي
Chawki DouaihyChawki DouaihyChawki DouaihyChawki Douaihy is a Professor of Anthropology at the Lebanese University’s Political Science Department. He currently teaches anthropology at Saint Joseph’s University in Beirut. Douaihy earned his PhD in anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in 1979. He is a member of the Association for Mediterranean City Studies as well as the “Ecole doctorate” committee. Douaihy is a widely published author in both Arabic and French.Sociology and AnthropologyAcademic Expertsعلم الاجتماع والأنثروبولوجيا (علم الإنسان)الخبراء الأكاديميون
Dima JamaliDima JamaliDima JamaliDima Jamali is a Professor of Management and Convener at the American University of Beirut. A widely published author, Jamali's research interests focus on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. A brief selection of her authored and co-authored publications includes: The Role of Governments in CSR: Implications for Arab States and Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Critical Success Factors and the Journey Forward. Jamali has received a number of honors and awards for her work and research, including: the Eisenhower Fellowship 2013-Multi Nation Program and the Abdul Hamid Shoman Prize for Best Young Arab Researcher 2011.Legal StudiesStrategic Planning Committeeالدراسات القانونيةلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي
Dima JamaliDima JamaliDima JamaliDima Jamali is a Professor of Management and Convener at the American University of Beirut. A widely published author, Jamali's research interests focus on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. A brief selection of her authored and co-authored publications includes: The Role of Governments in CSR: Implications for Arab States and Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Critical Success Factors and the Journey Forward. Jamali has received a number of honors and awards for her work and research, including: the Eisenhower Fellowship 2013-Multi Nation Program and the Abdul Hamid Shoman Prize for Best Young Arab Researcher 2011.School of Public Administration and Policy Committeeلجنة كلية الإدارة العامة والسياسات
Elia ZureikElia ZureikElia ZureikElia Zureik is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen's University, Canada. He earned his PhD in Political Sociology from Essex University, England. Zureik has authored and edited numerous books and articles on race and ethnic relations of the Middle East, particularly on Israeli colonialism and the Palestinian refugee crisis. A selection of his publications includes: Palestinian Refugees and the Peace Process and The Palestinians in Israel: A Study in Internal Colonialism. He has also written extensively on information and communication technology, specifically on the surveillance phenomenon. Some of his writings include: "Governance, Security and Technology: The Case of Biometrics" and "Theorizing Surveillance: The Case of the Workplace". Zureik has also served on a number of editorial boards for various scholarly journals, including: Surveillance and Society and Arab World Studies Series. In 2008, Zureik received the Queen's University Award for Excellence in Research.Sociology and AnthropologyAcademic Expertsعلم الاجتماع والأنثروبولوجيا (علم الإنسان)الخبراء الأكاديميون
Farida BananiFarida BananiFarida BananiFarida Banani is a Professor of Law at Mohammed V Souissi University, Morocco. Additionally, she is UNESCO Chair on women's rights at the same institution, and serves as a consultant and advisor to a number of international organizations. She conducts training programs in international agreements affecting human rights, and is affiliated with several scientific and bar committees and associations; she is also a member of the Executive Board of the Arab Institute for Intellectual Modernization, as well as a member of the core team of the UNDP Arab Human Development Report. She is the author and editor of several articles, books and reports.Legal StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات القانونيةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Fatima El-IssawiFatima El-IssawiFatima El-IssawiFatima El-Issawi is a Research Fellow at POLIS, the journalism and society think tank in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics (LSE). She earned her PhD in Journalism from Paris II University. Her research interests focus on media technology and new media in the Arab world. She is leading a research project entitled: "Arab Revolutions: Media Revolutions" where she is studying transformations in the Arab media industry under transitional political phases within the current uprisings.Media StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات الاعلاميةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Ghazi-Walid FalahGhazi-Walid FalahGhazi-Walid FalahGhazi-Walid Falah is a Professor of Human Geography in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at the University of Akron, USA. He earned his PhD in Geography from the University of Durham, UK. Falah has published widely on Palestine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and on Arab/Islamic related topics. A brief selection of his publications includes: Galilee and the Judaization Plans and The Forgotten Palestinians: Arab An Naqab 1906- 1986. Falah's current research focuses on the geography of media and how US newspapers report on the Arab world. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Toronto-based international journal, The Arab World Geographer.Political Science and International RelationsAcademic Expertsالعلوم السياسة والعلاقات الدوليةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Isam NaqibIsam NaqibIsam NaqibIsam Naqib is a Professor of Nuclear Physics with extensive publications (and commensurate number of contributions to conferences) on the subject in the leading physics journals in the USA and Europe. He has held a wide range of research, teaching and consultative posts throughout his career at both academic institutions (serving as Department Chair, Dean of Graduate Studies, Vice President for Research) and international organizations. These included: Florida State University, Liverpool University, University of Kuwait, UNESCO, and UNDP. From 1995 onwards Naqib became fully engaged in regional higher education reform, first as the Senior Advisor to the UNESCO Cairo Office (1995-2000) and then as the Regional Coordinator and Manager of the UNDP Higher Education Project ( Jan 2002 - Dec 2008).Strategic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي
Lama Abu-OdehLama Abu-OdehLama Abu-OdehLama Abu-Odeh is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University. She earned her SJD from Harvard Law School in 1993. Abu-Odeh was the chair of the Law Department at the American University in Cairo, as well as legal counsel for the World Bank's Middle East/North Africa Division. Abu-Odeh is also a widely published author, some of her works include: On Law and the Transition to the Market: The Case of Egypt and Of Law and the Revolution (Forthcoming). As an elections observer for the United Nations in South Africa from March-May 1994, Abu-Odeh participated in voter education, party monitoring, and election supervision during the period leading to the first democratic elections in South Africa.Legal StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات القانونيةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Mahmoud Abdel FadilMahmoud Abdel FadilMahmoud Abdel FadilCurrently a professor of economics at Cairo University and member of the Egyptian Central Bank, Abdel Fadil earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Sorbonne before specializing in development and applied economics. Abdel Fadil was consequently appointed the Assistant Director of Development Studies at Cambridge University before teaching development and planning at the American University of Cairo and chairing the Economics department at Cairo University. Abdel Fadil has worked as a consultant on various projects involving sector planning, rural development, poverty and sustainable development with the UNDP, United Nations University, the IMF, the ILO, UNESCO, and Planning Ministries and Commissions in Morocco and Iraq. Abdel Fadil is also the Assistant Editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics, a former visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and Chairman of the ACRPS executive boardEconomics and DevelopmentAcademic Expertsالاقتصاد والتنميةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Mohamed ZayaniMohamed ZayaniMohamed ZayaniMohamed Zayani is an Associate Professor of Critical Theory at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He earned his PhD from Indian University. His research interest lies at the intersection of cultural studies, communication studies and political science, with particular attention to the evolving dynamics of global communication. His publications include: Arab Satellite Television and Politics in the Middle East and The Culture of Al Jazeera: Inside an Arab Media Giant. Zayani is a recipient of numerous grants, including a Social Science Research Council grant. He is also a Member of the UNESCO Committee of Experts on Cultural Diversity.Media StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات الاعلاميةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Mouchir AounMouchir AounMouchir AounMouchir Aoun is the co-founder of the Center for Christian-Islamic Studies, Lebanon. He earned his PhD in German philosophy from Caen University, France. Throughout his academic career, ‘Awn has taught a number of courses in the fields of philosophy, theology, and inter-religious dialogue at various Lebanese universities. He. ‘Awn has published widely in his area of expertise in both Arabic and French. Some of his authored works include: Between Religion and Philosophy: Views on Contemporary Atheism (Arabic), Christian Religious Arab Thought: Calls for reform and need for revival (Arabic) and Le Christ Arabe. Pour une Théologie Chrétienne Arabe de la Convivialité (French).PhilosophyAcademic Expertsالفلسفةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Nabil DajaniNabil DajaniNabil DajaniNabil Dajani is a Professor of Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He earned his PhD in Mass Communications Theory and Research from the University of Iowa, USA. Dajani specializes in the role of media in society with a focus on Lebanese and Arab media. He is a founding member and the first chairperson of the Board of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism and board member of the Center for the Freedom of the Press in the MENA region. Dajani is the author of several books and published some fifty research articles in professional journals in both Arabic and English. A selection of his published works includes: Terrorism in the Western Media (Arabic) and Disoriented Media in a Fragmented Society: The Lebanese Experience. Dajani also undertook various consulting missions for the UNDP, UNESCO, and various foreign governments.Media StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات الاعلاميةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Nadia BagdadiNadia BagdadiNadia BagdadiNadia Bagdadi is a Professor of History and Director of the Religious Studies Program at the Central European University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies from the Free University of Berlin. Her scholarship revolves around comparative religion and the history and culture of the late Ottoman Empire. A selection of Bagdadi's publications includes: Vision and Visuality in Classical Arab Civilization and Networks in the Levante in the mid-Nineteenth Century (German). She is also head of the Task Force for establishing an Independent Center for Private Arabic Papers, supported by the Ford Foundation Grant.HistoryAcademic Experts;Academic Planning Committeeالتاريخالخبراء الأكاديميون;لجنة التخطيط الأكاديمي
Nahawand El Kadri IssaNahawand El Kadri IssaNahawand El Kadri IssaNahawand Issa is a Professor at the Faculty of Information and Documentation at the Lebanese University. She earned her PhD in the Science of Mass Media and Communication from Paris II, Sorbonne University. Issa's research subjects focus on media and society and gender and development. A selection of her publications and research collaborations includes: Insight into the Culture of Arab Satellite Channels and Female and Male Broadcasters: A Research Into Roles and Positions. She is an active member of different research committees and associations, including: the Scientific Research Management Committee of the Institute of Higher Doctoral Studies - Lebanese University and Lebanese Association of Women Researchers (Bahithat), and is currently creating a research team from media and communication professors at the Lebanese University to study the transformation of media studies in the light of current technological advancements. Media StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات الاعلاميةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Nelly HannaNelly HannaNelly HannaNelly Hanna is a distinguished professor at the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo. As a widely published historian, Hanna's research interests lie in the social history of the Middle East with a focus on Egypt. Her writings include: In Praise of Books, a Cultural History of Cairo's Middle Class 16-18th centuries and Egyptian Civilian Society and Tax-Farming in the Aftermath of the Ottoman Conquest. Hanna has also served on the boards of professional societies and scholarly journals, including: Arab Center for Private Papers and the Journal of Global History. In 2012, she was awarded Distinguished Historian of the Year by the Egyptian Society for Historical Studies. HistoryAcademic Expertsالتاريخالخبراء الأكاديميون
Nelly HannaNelly HannaNelly HannaNelly Hanna is a distinguished professor at the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo. As a widely published historian, Hanna's research interests lie in the social history of the Middle East with a focus on Egypt. Her writings include: In Praise of Books, a Cultural History of Cairo's Middle Class 16-18th centuries and Egyptian Civilian Society and Tax-Farming in the Aftermath of the Ottoman Conquest. Hanna has also served on the boards of professional societies and scholarly journals, including: Arab Center for Private Papers and the Journal of Global History. In 2012, she was awarded Distinguished Historian of the Year by the Egyptian Society for Historical Studies. HistoryAcademic Expertsالتاريخالخبراء الأكاديميون
Rafia GhubashRafia GhubashRafia GhubashRafia Ghubash is the former President of the Arab Gulf University (AGU) in Bahrain. She earned her PhD in Community and Epidemiological Psychiatry from the University of London. Ghubash is a practicing psychiatrist and published author in her field. Until 2001, she held the post of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Services at United Arab Emirates University. In 2002, she was honored with the Middle East Women's Educational Achievement Award. Gubash is currently the President of the Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology and councilor at the World Future Council.Strategic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي
Ramzi BaalbakiRamzi BaalbakiRamzi BaalbakiRamzi Baalbaki is the Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Professor of Arabic at the American University of Beirut. He earned his PhD in Arabic Grammar and Comparative Semitics from the University of London. As a distinguished teacher and scholar, Baalbaki has produced extensive literature on Arabic grammatical thought. His works include al-Kitāba al-ʿArabiyya wa-l-Sāmiyya: Dirāsāt fī Tārīkh al-Kitāba wa-Uṣūlihā ʿind al-Sāmiyyīn (Studies in Arabic and Semitic Epigraphy) and the Dictionary of Linguistic Terms (English-Arabic). Baalbaki aslo serves on the editorial boards of different Arabic dictionaries and scholarly journals around the world, including:The Arabic Historical Dictionary (Cairo) and Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (Oslo). In 2010, Baalbaki's contributions to the field were recognized through the King Faisal International Prize for Arabic Language and Literature. Baalbaki is currently a member of the academic council for the Doha Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language Media StudiesSchool of Public Administration and Policy Committeeالدراسات الاعلاميةلجنة كلية الإدارة العامة والسياسات
Said Bensaid AlaouiSaid Bensaid AlaouiSaid Bensaid AlaouiSaid Bensaid Alaoui is a Professor of Philosophy and Islamic Studies. He is the former Dean of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities at Mohammed V University in Morocco. As a published author, Alaoui has written extensively on the Moroccan reform movement, Muslim-Western relations, and Sunni theological thought. His books include Jurisprudence and Politics, Ideology and Modernity, Ijtihad and Modernization, and Islam and Contemporary Questions.PhilosophyAcademic Expertsالفلسفةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Taher KanaanTaher KanaanTaher KanaanTaher Kanaan is a member of the Executive Board of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He received his PhD in Economic Science from Cambridge University. Kanaan served the Government of Jordan as Deputy Prime-Minister for Development (1998-1999), Minister of Planning (1986-1989), and Minister for Occupied Territories Affairs (1985). In addition, he held a number of positions within the United Nations in New York, Beirut, and Geneva where he served as Chief of Finance and Development at UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) from 1978 to 1982. His most recent publications include: The Three Spheres of the Productive State (Arabic) and Financing Higher Education in Jordan.HistorySchool of Public Administration and Policy Committeeالتاريخلجنة كلية الإدارة العامة والسياسات
Taher KanaanTaher KanaanTaher KanaanStrategic Planning Committee;School of Public Administration and Policy Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي;لجنة كلية الإدارة العامة والسياسات
Tareq IsmaelTareq IsmaelTareq IsmaelTareq Ismael is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, Canada and President of the International Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies at eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. He is the author, co-author and editor of over twenty-five books on the Middle East, Iraq and international studies. His most recent works include International relations of the Middle East in the 21st Century: patterns of continuity and change (2000), Middle East Politics Today: government and civil society (2001), Turkey's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: a changing role in world politics (2003), and The Iraqi Predicament: People in the Quagmire of Power Politics (2004). Ismael is also the editor of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies and the Secretary General of the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies.Political Science and International RelationsAcademic Expertsالعلوم السياسة والعلاقات الدوليةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Tayseer Al NoaimiTayseer Al NoaimiTayseer Al NoaimiStrategic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي
Wail BenjellounWail BenjellounWail BenjellounWail Benjelloun is President of Mohammed V University-Agdal, Morocco. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience from Binghamton University, USA. Benjelloun is a widely published researcher and has served on many national and international scientific committees and review boards. He is the current President of the Council of Moroccan University Presidents and of the Moroccan-American Bi-national Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright) and is the president-elect of the International Society for Physiopathology. Academic Planning Committeeلجنة التخطيط الأكاديمي
Wajih KawthraniWajih KawthraniWajih KawthraniWajih Kawthrani is the Publication Manager and Beirut Branch Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He earned his PhD in History from Sorbonne University, France. His research interests lie in social history and political sociology with a specific focus on the Levant, as well as methodology of history and Islamic thought. Kawtharani is the author of several books and dozens of articles published in Arab and Western periodicals. His notable publications include: Between the Jurisprudence of the Shiite Reform and Welayat-el faqih and Power, society and political action, since Ottoman mandate in the Arab Mashreq. Kawtharani is also a Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Humanities at the Lebanese University.HistoryStrategic Planning Committee;Academic Expertsالتاريخلجنة التخطيط الإستراتيجي;الخبراء الأكاديميون
Walid AbdulhayWalid AbdulhayWalid AbdulhayWalid Abdulhay is a Professor of International Relations at the Political Science Department of Yarmouk University, Jordan. He earned his PhD in International Relations from Cairo University. His research interests lie in political science, geopolitics, and future studies. Abdulhay has published a variety of reports and articles in both Arabic and English in these fields, including: America's Future Standing on the International Power Ladder (Arabic) and The Palestinian State: Between Symbolism and Substance (English). He has served on a number of research arbitration committees, including the Arab Center for Research and Policy Study's Prize for the Social Sciences and Humanities.Political Science and International RelationsAcademic Expertsالعلوم السياسة والعلاقات الدوليةالخبراء الأكاديميون
Yahya El YahyaouiYahya El YahyaouiYahya El YahyaouiYahya El Yahyaoui is a Professor at the Faculty of Law at Mohamed V University in Morocco, where he also earned his PhD in Strategic Management. As a communications specialist, Yahyaoui has published extensively in both Arabic and French on media and globalization. Some of his works include: The Arab World and the Challenges of Media and Communication Technology (Arabic) and Governance of Digital Networks: the Moroccan Model (French). In 2007, the Republic of Algeria granted Yahyaoui a medal of appreciation for his efforts in the service of Arab culture.Media StudiesAcademic Expertsالدراسات الاعلاميةالخبراء الأكاديميون