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Faculty Members

Abdulkarim Barghouti Ph.D.

Is the director of the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute of International Studies,Dr. Al-Barghoti earned his PhD in Philosophy from Moscow State University. He chaired the Philosophy and Cultural Studies Department at Birzeit University for five years and directed the graduate program in Contemporary Arabic Studies for two years. He is a previous Dean of Student Affairs and has been for a number of years secretary of the board of the Arab Council for Social Sciences. Dr. Barghoti has published widely in the fields of philosophy, religion, Arab and international studies.

Dr. Abdulkarim Barghouti CV 


Asem Khalil, Ph.D.

Asem Khalil is an Associate Professor of Law at Birzeit University, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Public Administration. Dr. Khalil is specialized in public law, constitutional law, administrative law, and methodology of legal research. He had published various research papers and articles on Palestinian refugees andmigrants. For a detailed list of publication, see:

Dr. Khalil is a member of the International Association of Constitutional Law, member of the Academic and Teaching Committee at the Palestinian Judicial Institute at Ramallah and a member of the network of experts in the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). In 2009-2010 he was a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law of New York University.
Since 2010, Dr. Khalil is the director of the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute of International Studies and the coordinator of the Master Program in International Studies. Dr. Khalil can be reached at: akhalil@birzeit.edu.

Dr. Asem Khalil CV


Roger Heacok, Ph.D.


Roger Heacock is a professor of history. Prior to taking up residence in Palestine, he taught at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and the University of Paris 7, and has since been guest professor at the University of Vienna, Austria and the Collège de France in Paris. He participated in the creation of the multidisciplinary graduate program in international studies at Birzeit and thereafter in building the present Institute, which he directed until 2001. His research interests center around north-south international history (Towards a New Tricontinental? Shifting Perspectives and Realities in the International System, 2006), including the history of the Mediterranean, as well as issues of space-time (Temps et espaces en Palestine: Flux et resistances identitaires Of Times and Spaces in Palestine: The Flows and Resistances of Identity, ed. 2008), and their articulation with social and discursive issues (La Palestine – un kaléidoscope disciplinaire, 2010), in addition to the quest for the renewal of methodologies (Critical Research in the Social Sciences: A Transdiscipilinary East-West Handbook –, ed., with Édouard Conte, 2010).

Dr. Heacock can be reached at: rheacock@birzeit.edu


Raed Bader, Ph.D.


Raed Bader, holds a PhD in 'Contemporary History of the Mediterranean Region’ from the University of Provence, (Aix- Marseille I). He obtained a Fernand Braudel fellowship from the Foundation of the Human Sciences Institute and the City of Paris for the year 2007/08. He previously worked as a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Islam and the societies of the Islamic world (IISMM), of the Graduate School of Social Sciences (EHESS), and the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) of Paris. He has also taught and worked at the University of Aix-en-Provence, the University of Saint Charles, the Mediterranean Institute for Training in Marseille, the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (MMSH), Aix-en-Provence before joining the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute for International Studies at Birzeit University this academic year.

Dr. Bader can be reached at rbader@birzeit.edu


Magid Shihade, PhD.

is a faculty member at the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies at Birzeit University. His research interests are modernity, violence, identity, and the anthropology and politics of knowledge, and decolonization. He has written on these subjects several journal articles and book chapters, and has published recent a book by Syracuse University Press: Not Just a Soccer Game: Colonialism and Conflict among Palestinians in Israel.

Dr. Shihade can be reached at mshihade@gmail.com


Nadim Mseis, Ph.D.

Dr. Nadim Mseis is an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies-Birzeit University. He also teaches a Seminar course at the Ibrahim Abu Lughod Institute of International Studies and used to teach at Bethlehem University. Dr. Mseis has a Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA from Northwestern and Tel-Aviv Universities, a DPHIL in History and Politics of the Middle East from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, an MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London, a Postgraduate Diploma in International and Comparative Politics, LSE and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Mount St. Mary’s College, USA.
Dr. Mseis participated and gave papers in many local and international seminars and conferences on political and intellectual issues. He also contributed to the development of two courses: Democracy, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (undergraduate course) and Democracy and Development (Graduate Course). This is in addition to his key contribution to the development of the two main anthologies in Cultural Studies. Moreover, Dr. Mseis participated in the two-week workshop on International Humanitarian Law that was held in Geneva September 2004 and in other seminars and workshops on Human Rights.

Moreover, he attended the joint Oxford University and George Washington University Summer Course in International Human Rights Law, which was held in New College between the 6th of July and 2nd of August 2003 and the summer course on the “European System of Human Rights Protection” held between the 8th and 19th of September 2003 held at the Europa-Universitat Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder, Germany. Throughout the twelve years experience in teaching at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities, he gave courses in comparative politics, political sociology, theories of development, introduction to sociology, modern and contemporary Arab and European thought, democracy and human rights and other graduate courses in civil society and democratic transformation. Dr. Mseis is currently working on a group of publications, including: “Democracy and the Politics of the Palestinian Left”, by Muwatin, “The Left and the Palestinian-Israeli Peace Process” (joint research project between the sociology and cultural studies departments), “The Left and Palestinian Politics: 1964-2000” by either Cambridge or Oxford University Press and “The Autobiography of Subhi Khoury: An ex-communist.”

Dr. Mseis can be reached at: nmseis@birzeit.edu


Samir Awad, Ph.D.

Dr. Samir Awad is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Birzeit University. Dr. Awad had his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Birzeit University. Later on, he got an MA in International Development from University of Bradford, England. Then he had an M. Phil. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and International Relations from University of Columbia-USA. Dr. Awad has a long teaching experience abroad. For example, he was a lecturer and a teaching fellow at the University of Colombia and a lecturer at City University of New York. He also worked in other universities in the states in areas related to course content in the fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics.

Dr. Awad worked the research field in different institutions, such as the Center for Palestine Research and Studies. Dr. Awad has a long list of publications in many international periodicals like Socialism and Democracy and Third World Quarterly, as well as local ones, such as Assiyasa Al-Falastineyyeh. He also participated in many conferences and talk panels in the United States.

Dr. Awad can contacted at: sawad@birzeit.edu


Majdi El-Maliki, Ph.D.

Dr. Majdi El-Maliki is an Associate Professor in Sociology. Dr. El-Maliki can be reached at: mmaliki@birzeit.edu



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