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Bessma Momani

University of Waterloo

Bessma Momani is a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. She is also a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) and a non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, D.C. She was been a non-resident senior fellow at both the Brookings Doha Centre and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., as well as a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center. She is a 2015 fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and a Fulbright Scholar.

Momani has authored and co-edited ten books and over eighty 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.

Momani’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy
A Global Controversy: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate
The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy
Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy
The U.S. Role in a Changing World

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