Middle East Studies
Room 202 Old Main,
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
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Phone: (479) 575-3860
Najib Ghadbian is Associate Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas. He is the author of Democratization and the Islamists Challenge in the Arab World, (English 1997 & Arabic 2002). His second Arabic book, The Second Asad Regime: Bashar of Lost Opportunities, was published in 2006. He translated Lisa Wedeen’s book, Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) (Asulta al-Ghamidha: Assiyassa wal Khitab wal Rumouz fi Souria, Beirut: Dar Riyadh al-Rayes, 2010).
Dr. Ghadbian has published book chapters, reviews, essays, as well as articles in journals including: New Political Science, Middle East Journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, and al-Mustaqbal al-`Arabi. He has contributed political commentaries to several US, European, and Middle East media outlets, including Aljazeera. Ghadbian’s research interests include democratization and leadership in the Arab world, Syrian politics, Islamic movements, and US-Mideast relations.
MEST Course Offerings:
- PLSC4593 Islam & Politics (Fall 2012)
- PLSC5513 Middle East Politics (Fall 2012)
- PLSC4843 The Middle East in World Affairs (Fall 2013)