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Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Co-Director of Middle East Center

Dr. Sullivan is the author of dozens of journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs, blogs and encyclopedia entries plus a number of books, with special focus on Egypt, civil society, Islamism, and Egyptian-American security and economic relations. He is the founding Director of the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies and the founder of Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations Program. His current work focuses on the Syrian and Yemen civil wars and refugee crises, and on citizenship in the Middle East.

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  • 2018-20, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Principal Investigator, “The Crisis and Future of Citizenship in the Arab Region” (BCARS research and policy project)
  • 2017-18, Scholar Rescue Fund, to mentor and host a refugee-scholar at risk, IIE – Institute of International Education
  • 2016-18, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Principal Investigator, “Learning from Syria and the Balkans: Policy Development related to Transnational Crises”
  • 2013-15, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Principal Investigator and Founding Director of the “Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies
  • 2012-18, “Project Global Officers (Project GO): Arabic Language training for ROTC Cadets”, IIE – Institute of International Education and U.S. Department of Defense
  • 2013-14, College of Social Sciences & Humanities Faculty Development Research support
  • 2011-12, Carnegie Corporation of New York & Social Science Research Council, “Islamic Traditions & Muslim Societies”

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