Bessma Momani

University of Waterloo

Dr. Bessma Momani is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Doha Centre, and has been Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center. She is a 2015 Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and a Fulbright Scholar.

She has authored and co-edited over eight books and over sixty-five scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters that have examined the IMF, the World Bank, petrodollars, the Middle East, and Arab youth.  Dr. Momani is a regular contributor to national and international media on the Middle East and on global economic governance issues. She has written editorials for the New York TimesThe EconomistThe Globe and MailThe Toronto StarThe Ottawa Citizen, and many other reputable international newspapers.

How do young people affect politics in the Middle East?
How are societies in the Middle East changing?
Why is the role of youth in the Middle East important?
Why is it important for high school students to understand what is happening in the Middle East?
Who are you and what do you do?
What do people in the Middle East think about terrorism?
Why are some people attracted to ISIS?
What were the effects of the 2011 Arab Revolutions?
How do media portrayals of ISIS promote misconceptions about the Middle East?
Do refugees present a terrorist threat to the United States?
How did the Syrian Civil War begin?
What are some common misunderstandings about the Middle East?
How has the Syrian Civil War sparked a refugee crisis?
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