Ibrahim Warde, Director and Adjunct Professor of International Business
Ibrahim Warde is Adjunct Professor of International Business. He is Carnegie scholar working on informal and underground finance in the Islamic world. His books include “The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror”, which has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, and Czech, and was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of the year about economic, social, and environmental issues, and “Islamic Finance in the Global Economy”, now in its second edition. He holds a B.A. from Université Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, an M.B.A. from France’s Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and an M.A. and a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Leila Fawaz, Founding Director, Issam Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies
Leila Fawaz is the Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University. Her research interests span modern Middle Eastern history, specializing in Lebanon, Greater Syria, and the end of the Ottoman Empire. In 2012, Professor Fawaz was awarded the title of Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor. She also served as the founding director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University and as president of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. Fawaz received her PhD in History from Harvard University.
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Alex DeWaal, Research Professor, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation
Alex de Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and a Research Professor at The Fletcher School. Considered one of the foremost experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, his scholarship and practice has also probed humanitarian crisis and response, human rights, HIV/AIDS and governance in Africa, and conflict and peace building. He was on the list of Foreign Policy’s 100 most influential public intellectuals in 2008 and Atlantic Monthly’s 27 “brave thinkers” in 2009. Professor de Waal received a D.Phil. from Oxford for his thesis on the 1984-1985 Darfur famine in Sudan.
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Andrew Hess, Professor of Diplomacy, Director of the Southwest-Central Asia and Islamic Civilization Program
Andrew C. Hess is Professor of Diplomacy and Director of the Southwest-Central Asia and Islamic Civilization Programs. He has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Kent State University, an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and an A.M. and PhD in Middle Eastern History from Harvard University. He teaches courses on the modern history and politics of the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Southwest Asia. He has a long record of developing and running diplomatic and ministerial training programs for numerous Gulf and Central Asian states.
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Malik Mufti, Professor of International Relations, Middle East
Malik Mufti teaches courses on international relations as well as the politics of the Middle East. He received a Ph.D. and an M. A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from Middlebury College. His current projects include a study of Ibn Khaldun’s concept of asabiyya, and a larger research project on realpolitik in Islamic political thought. He is a recipient of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising.
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Elizabeth Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy, where she teaches in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is Co-Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group at Harvard University’s CES. She holds a Ph.D. and an S. M. in political science from MIT. She was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Tufts University Alumni Association in 2008.
Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History
Hugh Roberts is the Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History at the Tufts University. After graduating from Oxford, he undertook doctoral research on Algeria, spending a year teaching English in Bouïra in the Kabylia region and another year as a French Government Scholar at the University of Aix-Marseille while carrying out extensive fieldwork in Algeria in the long vacations. In 2001 Prof. Roberts moved to Cairo, and continued his research on Algeria, Egyptian political history and the history of Islamism in North Africa. He worked for the International Crisis Group as Director of its North Africa Project in 2002-2007 and again from January to July 2011.
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Nadim Rouhana, Professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies, Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program
Nadim N. Rouhana is Professor of International Affairs and Conflict Studies and Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His current research includes work on new paradigms of conflict analysis and resolution, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the dynamics of between religion and nationalism, and settler colonialism. He was a co-founder of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, where he co-chaired the Center’s seminar on international Conflict Analysis and Resolution from 1992-2001. Dr. Rouhana is also the Founding Director at the Mada al-Carmel—Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa, Israel.
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