Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Middle East; politics; early Muslim history; modern Arab thought; uban history; politics of modern Iraq; politics of art and architecture. Teaches and studies modern Arab politics with particular reference to the regime of the Ba'th party in Iraq.
Written on politics, art and architecture under the Ba'th in Iraq (1968-2003). Previously engaged in working with the U.S. government and the Iraqi opposition to develop a detailed roadmap for the democratization of Iraq after the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime. Founded Iraq Memory Foundation in Baghdad in 2003. Currently working on filures of Iraqi political elite post 2003.
The London School of Economics, M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Arch.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.
Awards and Honors
Received Honorary PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on June 3, 2007. (2007)
Member of the Board of Trustees, The American University of Iraq in Sulaymaniyya (2006)
Secured grants for the Iraq Memory Foundation to complete scanning of their 11 million pages of documents (2005)
Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University (2003)
Lionel Gelber Prize for Best Book on International Relations published in English (Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World) (1993)
Edward R. Murrow Award for Best 1992 Television Documentary on Foreign Affairs (Saddam's Killing Fields) (1992)
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