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General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy
General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI). Bishara is a leading Arab researcher and intellectual with numerous books and academic publications on political thought, social theory and philosophy. He was named by Le Nouveau Magazine Littéraire as one of the world’s most influential thinkers. His publications in Arabic include Civil Society: A Critical Study (1996); From the Jewishness of the State to Sharon (2004); On The Arab Question: An Introduction to an Arab Democratic Manifesto (2007); To Be an Arab in Our Times (2009); On Revolution and Susceptibility to Revolution (2012); Religion and Secularism in Historical Context (in 3 vols., 2013, 2015); The Army and Political Power in the Arab Context: Theoretical Problems (2017); The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daesh): A General Framework and Critical Contribution to Understanding the Phenomenon (2018); What is Populism? (2019) and Democratic Transition and its Problems: Theoretical Lessons from Arab Experiences (2020). Some of these works have become key references within their respective field. His latest publication titled The Question of the State: Philosophy, Theory, and Context (2023).
Bishara’s English publications include Palestine: Matters of Truth and Justice (Hurst, 2022); On Salafism: Concepts and Contexts (Stanford University Press, 2022); Sectarianism without Sects (Oxford University Press, 2021), among other writings. His trilogy on the Arab revolutions, published by I.B. Tauris, consists of Understanding Revolutions: Opening Acts in Tunisia (2021); Egypt: Revolution, Failed Transition and Counter-Revolution (2022); and Syria 2011-2013: Revolution and Tyranny before the Mayhem (2023), in which he provides a theoretical analysis in addition to a rich, comprehensive and lucid assessment of the revolutions in three Arab countries: Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.
Head of Research Department at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), and Editor-In-Chief of "Siyasat Arabia" (Arab Politics), an academic peer-reviewed journal that is published by ACRPS. He obtained PhD degree in Linguistics in 2001 from Baghdad University. He participated in writing and editing "The National Report of Human Development Situation in Iraq" (2008 and 2014), author of "The Situation of Social Sciences in Iraqi Universities" (2008, Arabic), "Politics of the Symbol: on the End of National State's Culture in Iraq" (2009, Arabic), and The "Arab Shia: Identity and Citizenship" (editor, 2019, Arabic).
Researcher, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
ACRPS researcher and managing editor of Siyasaat Arabiya journal. Previously served as assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Damascus. He obtained a PhD in International Relations from the University of Florence, Italy. His research interests focus on theories of international relations. He edited The Boycott of Israel as a Strategy: Reality and Ambitions and The June 1967 War: Paths and Implications, published by the ACRPS.
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, and the editorial secretary of Siyasat Arabiya. He has worked at Birzeit University, where he earned his BA in public Administration and his MA in International Studies from the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Center for International Studies. He also holds an MA in Public Policy and International Cooperation from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He has published several research papers in peer reviewed journals on settler colonialism, forced displacement, Palestinian workers in Israel and its settlements, and everyday Palestinian resistance.
Senior Scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center
Senior Scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center and a SFM Fellow at the Central European University. Hasan holds a PhD in political science from Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy and an MA in political communication from the University of Leeds. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was a senior research fellow at the Central European University and a co-director for the project, “Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East.” Before that, Hasan was also a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council where he led their Iraq Program, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, and a post-doctoral fellow at Brandeis University. Hasan has published articles, essays, and papers in both English and Arabic media, including the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Maydan, The Levantine Review, Le Monde Diplomatique (English edition) and others.
Professor of Political Science at the University of Khartoum. Previously Director of the Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies in Khartoum. He received his doctorate in political science from the University of North Texas in the United States in 1992. Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islam and Contemporary World Studies between 2007 and 2010, and the Journal of Middle Eastern and African Studies between 2005 and 2007. He received the Academic Excellence Award from the University of Khartoum in 2013, and Arab Prize for the Advancement of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (formerly the Arab Prize for Humanities and Social Sciences) in 2013. He authored Arab Transitions: An Institutional Approach to Interpretation and Privatizing Security: The Growing Role of Private Military and Security Companies and co-authored The Political Scene of Southern Sudan and the Risks of Secession in the Islamic World.
A nonresident scholar at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He has published a number of studies in academic journals and holds an MA in Political Science specializing in International Relations from Royal Holloway College, London.
Professor of constitutional law and political science, Cadi Ayyad University. Executive Director of the Takamul Center for Studies and Research, and the Director of the Takamul Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research.
Associate Professor of Security Studies in the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He is the Founding Director of the Critical Security Studies Graduate Program (MCSS) and the director of the Strategic Studies Unit in the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies. He obtained his doctorate degree in Political Science (Armed Conflict and International Security Studies) from McGill University in Canada and his BSc and MA in Political Science (International Relations) from the American University in Cairo. Professor Ashour is specialised in asymmetric warfare, insurgency and counterinsurgency, Islamist movements and ideologies, democratization (with focus on security sector reform and civil-military relations), security, terrorism, and strategic military studies. His published works covered the Arab World, the Post-Soviet Caucasus and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western and Southern Europe. His scholarly publications appeared in Foreign Affairs, Terrorism and Political Violence, International Affairs, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Middle East Journal, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Studies, and others academic journals. He is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements (Routledge, 2009) and How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt (Edinburgh University Press/Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2020).
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kuwait University
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Kuwait University. He is also the Director of the Center for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies at Kuwait University and Founder and Director of Rawafed Center for Research and Consultations. He previously headed the American Studies Unit at Kuwait University. Recipient of several awards in social sciences and humanities. He received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Manchester in 2009.
Assistant Foreign Minister of Qatar
Lolwah R M Al-Khater was appointed as the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar as per His Excellency, Mohammad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Decision number 43 for the Year of 2017. Her Excellency was appointed as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs per HH the Amir Decision No 56 of 2019, in addition to her duties as Official Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry. Before her appointment as the Spokesperson, HE Lolwah joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Minister Plenipotentiary. She also served as the Director of Planning and Quality at Qatar Tourism Authority and as a Research Project Manager at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Her Excellency, was appointed as Media City board member as per HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior decision no 20 of 2019, she is the Executive Director of Doha Forum, and vice-Chairman of the Qatar Fund for Development. Besides the official capacity, HE. Al-khater is Member of the Board of Trustees at College of Islamic Studies of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Member of the Board of Trustees at Georgetown University in Qatar, and Member of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums. She has been working as an Independent Policy Analyst participating in conferences and multiple publications, and she is the co-editor of “Policy-making in a Transformative State: the case of Qatar”, a book published by Palgrave Macmillan. Al-Khater also wrote a book titled "Educational Outputs and Labor Market Needs: A study on Labor Market Issues and methods of Addressing Them" and was published through the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Moreover, Lolwah worked as a part-time lecturer at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and she is a Research Associate at The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Forum at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. HE. Al-Khater is also a board member at The Institute for Palestine Studies. Lolwah holds a Master’s of Science in Computing and a Master’s of Arts in Public Policy. Her research interests are Islam and Modernity, and Public Policies.
Assistant professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Doha Institute for Graduation Studies. He is also a researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. Before joining the Doha Institute, he taught International Relations at the Department of Political Science, OEB University, Algeria. He holds a Ph.D. degree in International Relations from Batna 1 University, Algeria. His research interests focus on International Relations theories.
Professor of Political Science at Qatar University
Professor of political science in the Department of International Affairs at Qatar University. He has published several books and research papers on political science and Arab nationalism and is a permanent contributor to the Qatari and Arab press. He holds a PhD in political science from New York University.
Director of the Political Studies Unit at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, President of the Gulf Studies Forum, and Director of the Diplomatic Studies and International Cooperation Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Previously, he served as Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Diplomacy at Kalamoon University in Syria and as a professor of international politics at Damascus University, as a lecturer at the Department of International Politics at the University of Manchester in Britain and as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York. He has worked as a consultant in international affairs in a number of Arab and regional research bodies and institutions. He has several books and research published in Arabic and English on foreign policy and international relations, including: Syrian Foreign Policy and the United States: From Bush to Obama and Iran-Iraq-Syria: Shocks and Rivalries in Triadic Pattern.
Professor of political science at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, and a former fellow at the Forum for Transnational Studies in Berlin, Germany. Her research focuses on international relations, contemporary politics and democratization in the Arab world. She obtained her PhD, from Northeastern University, USA, in 2010, writing her dissertation on "Public Diplomacy in the Age of Regional Media," and she has , presented many papers on the roles of Arab and international media in the context of the Arab Spring, and on the obstacles to democratization in Arab countries, and in 2016 she published her book The Arab Intellectual and the Tiananmen Square Syndrome.
lecturer in Palestine Studies, European Centre for Palestine Studies- Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Professor, Birzeit University, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies and the MA program in Arab Contemporary Studies. Nadia holds a PhD in Middle East Studies from the University of Exeter. Her recent book is entitled Dialogue in Palestine: The People-to-People Diplomacy Programme and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020). Her research is based on first-hand experience and original data collection and focuses on Palestine-Israel peace process, Palestinian education and Palestinian resistance. She publishes newspaper and online magazine articles in a regular manner on issues related to political events. She was a visiting scholar at The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in 2010, Georgetown University. The same year she was awarded AMIDEAST “Teaching Excellence Award” that recognises teaching commitment to teaching and non-traditional class methods. In 2018, she became Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
Siyasat Arabiya is a bi-monthly peer reviewed academic journal published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ISSN 2307-1583/E-ISSN 2789-326X) dedicated to political science, international relations, and strategic affairs.