Dr. Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Dr. Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou is a Non-Resident Fellow. Dr. Mohseni-Cheraghlou has worked extensively in a number of divisions in the World Bank, including its treasury group, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) sustainable development group, and Development Economics (DEC) research group. Prior to his academic career, Professor Mohseni worked as a telecommunication engineer for Texas Instruments, Inc.

His research interests include development macroeconomics, economies of the MENA region, and Islamic finance. Professor Mohseni has taught courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and development economics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He will be teaching ECON-605 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis.

Dr. Mahjoob Zweiri

Dr. Mahjoob Zweiri is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow. He is the Director of Gulf Studies Center and Associate Professor in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East at Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University in 2010, Dr. Zweiri was Senior Researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan. He was also a Visiting Professor to School of Government & International Affairs at Durham University. From March 2003 to December 2006 he was a Research Fellow and then a Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies in the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Durham University. Dr. Zweiri has more than 80 publications in the areas of Iran and Contemporary Middle East history and politics. In addition to Arabic, Dr. Zweiri is fluent in Farsi and English.

Ambassador John Limbert

Ambassador John Limbert is member of the Advisory Board. Ambassador Limbert is a retired Foreign Service Officer and academic. In 2018 he ended twelve years as Class of 1955 Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. During a 34-year dip­lomatic career, he served mostly in the Middle East and Islamic Africa (including two tours in Iraq). He was Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and served as deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for Iranian affairs. Beginning in 1964, he worked in Iran as a university and high school teacher, and later served at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where he was held hostage in 1979-81. He has authored numerous books and articles on Middle Eastern subjects.


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