“Memorization is what we resort to when what we are learning makes no sense.”
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.”

American University Courses:

600 International Affairs Statistics & Methods — site here
672 Frameworks of Comparative & Regional Studies — site here

206 Research in International Studies — site here

215 Contemporary Middle East — site here
306 Quantitative Methods in International Studies — site here
306 Quantitative Analysis of Civil Conflict — 2015 site
310 Comparative Authoritarianism — site here
319 Arab-Israeli Relations — site here
340 Religion, Security, & Development — site here

Rutgers University Courses:

351 Contemporary Politics of the Middle East — 2010 site2009 site
385 Arab Politics and Society — site here
389 Authoritarian Regimes: Institutions & Practices — site here
492 Rutgers Model United Nations 


I am happy to write letters of recommendation for students who receive an ‘A’ in one of my classes. Due to many requests, and because I write original letters for each student, I require at least two weeks notice prior to the submission deadline.  Send me your resume, unofficial transcript, program details (and website, if available),  and points you would like me to emphasize in the letter.