Mohammed Cherkaoui

Mohammed Cherkaoui
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ACW Position

Member of the Academic Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise

Conflict analysis and resolution, the split of social groups, transformation of the enmity system, impact of the media narratives on social change



Mohammed Cherkaoui

Adjunct Faculty, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Mohammed Cherkaoui is scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and teaches at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution [S-CAR] in Washington D.C. He has served on the United Nations’ Panel of Experts with particular focus on the political transition of the Libyan crisis. He is the recipient of the John Burton Award [April 2009] and the James H. Laue Memorial Award [April 2008]Dr. Cherkaoui is also associate researcher at the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) in Washington, Centre for Studies and Research in Social Sciences (CRESS) in Rabat, the Moroccan Interdisciplinary Center for Strategic and International Studies in Fes, Morocco. He is also contributor to Aljazeera Center for Studies. Dr. Cherkaoui is currently working on projects investigating civilian devastation in war, fragmentation of social groups, dynamics of transformative power, moral legitimacy and public discourse of emerging political actors, and post-Arab “Spring” conflicts. He has also published an extensive number of papers including “Donald Trump’s Presidency: New Dawn or Dooms Day?”, “JASTA: An Asset or a Liability for America Abroad?”, “The Mediatized Islamophobia: Fox News, Donald Trump, and the Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America”, “Clinton versus Trump: Two-Distant Visions for America”, and “Donald Trump: The Rise of Right-wing Politics in America”. Currently, Dr. Cherkaoui is completing the manuscripts of two forthcoming books “Asabiya! The Power of Transformative Solidarity” and “The New Arab Public Sphere”. His most recent books include: What is Enlightenment? Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (2016), Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of War (2012), and The Palestinian Media at the Crossroads: Challenges and Expectations (2011).