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General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy
General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI). Bishara is a leading Arab researcher and intellectual with numerous books and academic publications on political thought, social theory and philosophy. He was named by Le Nouveau Magazine Littéraire as one of the world’s most influential thinkers. His publications in Arabic include Civil Society: A Critical Study (1996); From the Jewishness of the State to Sharon (2004); On The Arab Question: An Introduction to an Arab Democratic Manifesto (2007); To Be an Arab in Our Times (2009); On Revolution and Susceptibility to Revolution (2012); Religion and Secularism in Historical Context (in 3 vols., 2013, 2015); The Army and Political Power in the Arab Context: Theoretical Problems (2017); The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daesh): A General Framework and Critical Contribution to Understanding the Phenomenon (2018); What is Populism? (2019) and Democratic Transition and its Problems: Theoretical Lessons from Arab Experiences (2020). Some of these works have become key references within their respective field. His latest publication titled The Question of the State: Philosophy, Theory, and Context (2023).
Bishara’s English publications include Palestine: Matters of Truth and Justice (Hurst, 2022); On Salafism: Concepts and Contexts (Stanford University Press, 2022); Sectarianism without Sects (Oxford University Press, 2021), among other writings. His trilogy on the Arab revolutions, published by I.B. Tauris, consists of Understanding Revolutions: Opening Acts in Tunisia (2021); Egypt: Revolution, Failed Transition and Counter-Revolution (2022); and Syria 2011-2013: Revolution and Tyranny before the Mayhem (2023), in which he provides a theoretical analysis in addition to a rich, comprehensive and lucid assessment of the revolutions in three Arab countries: Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He received his PhD in International Development from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom and is the author of Transformation of the Concept of Arab Nationalism (2013) and The Dilemma of Authoritarian Local Governance in Egypt by Edinburgh University Press (Forthcoming, 2022).
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Researcher and rapporteur of the Strategic Studies Unit at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He received a Master's degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. His research interests focus on democratic transition, social movements, the Arab state, and issues of identity and diaspora.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Bahrain
Professor of Sociology at the University of Bahrain. He received a PhD in Sociology from Durham University, UK in 1983. Formerly Visiting Professor at the Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University, UK. His research focuses on social issues in the Gulf region. His most recent published books are Reluctant Modernity in the Arab Gulf: Transformations of Society and State (2018) and Contemporary Religious Movements in the Arabian Gulf (2019).
Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris 8
Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris 8 in Saint Denis, France and a specialist in social geography. He obtained a PhD in Geography, and Doctorate Honoris Causa from Gent/Gand university, Belgium. He is the founding President of the Tunisian Observatory of Food Sovereignty and Environment (OSAE). His research covers food sovereignty, climate change, marginality and poverty, social change, and development. His latest major publication is a book co-authored with Ray Bush, Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa: Agrarian Questions in Egypt and Tunisia (2019). In addition, he is a committed documentary filmmaker, the most recent of which are: "Om-Layoun" (2021) and "Couscous: Seeds of Dignity" (2017).
President of the Academic Center for Social Studies
President of the Academic Center for Social Studies (Centre académique d'études sociales), Morocco, Researcher and Translator. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Mohammed V University in Rabat. He is the head of the Moroccan Book Prize (Prix du Maroc du livre) jury. His research interests are in social theory, sociology of organizations, environmental ethnography, and social science philosophy. His latest books include: An Introduction to Sociology: Theories, Methods, and Contemporary Issues (2021); and his most recent translation is A Genealogical History of Society by Miguel Cabrera (2021).
Visiting scholar at the Free University Berlin
Visiting scholar at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics at the Free University Berlin. He received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Paris - Nanterre, France in 2013. He previously worked at South Valley University in Egypt, the American University of Beirut, and the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in France. His research interests include poverty and marginalization, access to resources, uprisings and peasant movements, political ecology, and food sovereignty. He co-authored with Mohamed Ramadan the book ʾAysh Muraḥraḥ: The Political Economy of Food Sovereignty in Egypt (2021).
Professor of sociology at the University of Tishreen
Professor of sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Tishreen in Lattakia, Syria. She received a PhD in demographics from the Center for Population Studies at the University of Montesquieu, France in 2008 and served as a Researcher at the same center (2009-2015). She is interested in Syrian demographics, fertility and family issues, and the integration of demographics with other social sciences and humanities disciplines. Her latest publications include Demography and Fertility Trends in Syria since Independence: 1947-2005 (2015), and a translation of Population: Analysis and Model by Louis Henry (2020).
Professor of Sociology at the University of Setif 2
Professor of Sociology at the University of Setif 2 in Algeria. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Mentouri University - Constantine, Algeria (2010). Editor-in-Chief of the ROUA Journal for Epistemic and Civilizational Studies, and a founding member of the Contemporary Algerian Society Research Laboratory. He has published widely on culture, development, social history, and the Islamist movement in Algeria. His books include Islamist Movements in Algeria: Historical and Intellectual Roots (2012); Underdevelopment and Development in the Thought of Malek Bennabi (2006).
Associate Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Associate Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Istishraf journal for future studies. He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Strasbourg, France in 2003. His research is focused on evolutionary economics with an emphasis on the knowledge economy. He is also interested in philosophical issues related to the theories of justice and democracy. He is the author of Freedom, Equality and Humanity: Utopian Justice as Seen from Scandinavia (2017) and Freedom, Equality and Social Integration: Theory of Justice in the Sustainable Liberal Model (2014).
Professor of Sociology at American University of Beirut
Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, American University of Beirut. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Oxford University, where she studied the relationship between structural changes and the issue of sectarianism in Lebanon. Her research interests lie in the study of sectarianism, social movements and revolutions, feminist political economy, and political violence.
Associate Professor of Sociology at Qatar Universit
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University. Her research interests focus on family issues, violence, cultural development, and social transformations in the Arab world. Her recent publications include The Life Cycle of the Individual in the Heritage of Qatari Society (2016).
Professor of Socio-Cultural Psychology at the University of Haifa
Professor of Socio-Cultural Psychology at the University of Haifa. He received a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK in 2005. He has held various academic positions at various universities including the University of Sydney and at La Trobe University, Australia, and the University of Sussex, UK. He is a quantitative researcher, and his primary research work is focused on acculturation and adaptation, Inter-group relations and prejudice reduction, mixed-cultural marriage and psychological adjustment.
Omran is a quarterly, peer reviewed academic journal dedicated to the social sciences and published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (p-ISSN: 2305-2473, e-ISSN 2789-3286). First published in the summer of 2012.