ACW Announces New Academic Advisory Board

Washington, DC – Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) is pleased to announce the creation of a new 14-member Academic Advisory Board (AAB) that will work with the Executive Director and senior staff to enhance ACW’s mission and objectives.

The AAB’s 14 members are recognized academic specialists in their fields and bring with them several decades of combined expertise. They represent diverse institutions and academic backgrounds, reflecting the current range of issues being covered by ACW. They will each serve a 3-year term.

ACW 2017 Academic Advisory Board Members:

  • Osama Abi-Mershed, Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies; Associate Professor, History, Georgetown University
  • Soleman Abu-Bader, Professor, School of Social Work, Howard University
  • Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Professor, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, School of International Service, American University
  • Laurie Brand, Robert Grandford Wright Professor; Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies, University of Southern California
  • Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University
  • Mohammed Cherkaoui, Adjunct Faculty, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
  • Marwa Daoudy, Assistant Professor, International Relations, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
  • Imad Harb, Director of Research and Analysis, Arab Center Washington DC
  • Amaney Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics; Director, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton University
  • Dina Khoury, Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Laurie King, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University
  • Richard Norton, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations, Boston University
  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland

“We believe this distinguished group embodies our commitment to high-quality, independent, and critical research and analysis. We are honored to have such an exceptional list of academics contributing to enhancing the work that ACW is doing,” said Khalil E. Jahshan, Executive Director.

More detailed profiles of the Academic Advisory Board’s members can be found here.