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Payam Mohseni

Payam Mohseni

Project Director. Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

Research interests: Comparative politics and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa; hybrid regimes; Iranian state and society; Islam and politics; political economy; civil society; and democratization.... Read more about Payam Mohseni

1727 Cambridge Street, E-209
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-8271
Office Hours: By Appointment
Muhamed H. Almaliky

Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky

Associate. Physician, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Director, Iraqi American Institute.

Research interests: Postwar Iraq's democratization, state-building, and foreign policy directions, focusing on Iraq-US relations; the intersection of medicine, politics, and international relations.

1727 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4920
Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University.
Research interests: South Asian and African languages and literatures; Islam and contemporary Muslim societies; religion, literature, and the arts in Muslim cultures; Muslim voices in contemporary world literatures; Islamic mysticism (Sufism); and Ismaili history and thought.
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Sean Ashley

Graduate Researcher. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

Research Interests: Comparative politics, authoritarian durability, contentious politics, Africa and the Middle East, war and state formation, anarchy, insurgency.... Read more about Sean Ashley

Mehdi Haider

Mehdi Haider

Graduate Researcher. MA in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) Candidate at The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Mehdi is a first-year graduate student at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, pursuing an M.A. in Law & Diplomacy (MALD). He has worked in think...

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Michel Nehme

Undergraduate Researcher. BA Candidate, Harvard University
Michel is currently a sophomore at Harvard College studying Government and Applied Mathematics, and pursuing a Language Citation in Arabic. An Australian of... Read more about Michel Nehme
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Intisar Rabb

Affiliate Scholar. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Director of Program in Islamic Law
Intisar A. Rabb is a Professor of Law, a Professor of History, and the faculty director of the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School. She has held... Read more about Intisar Rabb
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Mohammad Sagha

Associate & Research Director for History and Identity. PhD Candidate, Islamic History and Civilization, University of Chicago

Research Interests: Islamic social and political history, Shi’ism, Early Islam and the Late Antique Near East, historical sociology, revolutionary movements, social network theory, development of intellectual thought, Iranian history and political culture, Islamic digital humanities, ecumenicism and geopolitics of the modern Middle East, contemporary Iranian and Iraqi domestic and foreign politics.... Read more about Mohammad Sagha