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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.
Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies/ Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Graduating from the American University of Beirut, she then completed her graduate Middle Eastern and African Studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her numerous writings on modern Arab thought focus on the relationship between Islamic reform and nationalist thought, and on anti-Nahda, anti-religious reform thought.
Researcher, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Researcher, Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Editor-In-Chief of Siyasat Arabia, 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), Politics of the Symbol: on the End of National State's Culture in Iraq (2009), and Arab Shia: Identity and Citizenship (editor, 2019).
Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Executive Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He is the Coordinator of the Arab Opinion Index. He holds a PhD from Durham University, United Kingdom.
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies who previousely served as professor at Yarmouk University in Jordan, Birzeit University in Palestine, and Qatar University. His research focuses on the concept of identity, Islamic theology and philosophy, and contemporary Arab and Islamic thought.
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, 2021).
His field of economic research focuses on evolutionary economics with an emphasis on the economics of knowledge. He is also involved in philosophical issues related to the Theories of Justice and Democracy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Strasbourg, 2003.
University of Richmond
Holds a PhD in government with concentrations in comparative politics and international relations. She has focused her work on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of international intervention. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as PS Political Science & Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Siyasat Arabiya, Contemporary Arab Affairs, Parameters, and more. Her publications include Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He received his PhD in International Development from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and is the author of Transformation of the Concept of Arab Nationalism (2013) and The Dilemma of Authoritarian Local Governance in Egypt (Edinburgh University Press, 2022).
Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph. He obtained his PhD in American Studies from George Washington University. His work is located at the crossroads of several areas of inquiry in American and Arab and Arab Diaspora studies, including media and cultural studies, and Arab contemporary public spheres at the interplay of politics, religion, and culture.
Provost and President of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, where he previously served in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SOSH) as Head of the Politics and International Relations Program at SOSH (2015-2017), then as Professor of Politics and Dean (2017-2020). Before that, El-Affendi worked at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster (1997-2015). He was also Visiting Fellow and Professor at the Christian Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway (1995 and 2003), the University of Oxford (1990), Northwestern University (2002), the University of Cambridge (2010-2012), as well as the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2008). El-Affendi has delivered keynote speeches and lectures at universities on five continents, including most major US and UK universities. His most recent publications include Genocidal Nightmares: Narratives of Insecurity and the Logic of Mass Atrocities (Bloomsbury, 2015) and After the Arab Revolutions: Decentring Democratic Transition Theory (Edinburgh University Press, 2021), co-edited with Khalil Al Anani.
Managing Editor of Siyasat Arabia. He holds a PhD from the University of Florence, and is the author of a number of works on international affairs.
Policy Analysis Unit Coordinator at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He holds a PhD in International Relations. He was the Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Diplomacy at the Kalamoon University in Damascus, Syria, until November 2012. Dr. Kabalan worked on International Political Theory at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Damascus University, Syria.
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Lahmar specializes in rural sociology and political leadership. He obtained a PhD in Rural Sociology from the School of Advanced Social Science Studies, Paris, and a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Tunis.
Professor of Modern and Ottoman History at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. His research interests focus on historical and travel productions in the Ottoman state and Morocco, and to issues pertaining to Ottoman archives. He edited numerous texts related to Morocco's history such as the History of the Saadian State (1994), The Journey of the Minister to Ransom the Captive (2002) and Letters on Jews (2005). His own publications include The Ottoman State: Institutions, Economics and Culture (2008) and Morocco and Sublime Porte between the Mid-16th Century and the End of the 18th Century.
Editor-in-Chief of Hikama and Chair of Unit of State & Political Systems Studies at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. His recent publication is Pitfalls in Tahrir Square: Why the Egyptian Revolution Stumbled (2020).
Al-Muntaqa is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.