Units and Programs

 

 

 
DINA S. SHEHATA
Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
Al Ahram Foundation, Al Galaa Street, Cairo, Egypt
E-mail:shehatad@gmail.com, Tel: 2-0105668665
Education
Georgetown University
PhD (with distinction), Comparative Politics, Department of Government, December 2007
Dissertation title: Islamists and Non-Islamists in the Egyptian Opposition: Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation

The London School of Economics and Political Science
Masters of Science, Political Theory, Department of Government, 1996-1997
Dissertation title: Virtue, Political Activity, and the Good Life for Man: a Neo-Aristotelian Critique of Contemporary Liberalism.

The American University in Cairo (AUC)
BA, Middle East Politics, Political Science Department, 1992-1996.

Work Experience in Research

Senior Researcher and External Relations and Grants Officer, Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
Cairo, Egypt, September 2003 -

Special Advisor to the Muslim World Initiative, United States Institute of Peace
Washington DC, October 2007 - July 2008

Program Director and Assistant Editor of Civil Society, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies
Cairo, Egypt, 1998-1999

Research Assistant, Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
Cairo, Egypt, 1997-1998.

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, American University in Cairo
" Cairo, fall 2004 and fall 2008

Instructor, Georgetown University
Washington, DC, summer 2003
" Taught an introductory undergraduate course entitled Comparative Political Systems.

Teaching Assistant, Georgetown University
Washington, DC, fall 2000-spring 2003, fall 2006-spring 2007
" Teaching assistant for undergraduate courses in Comparative Politics and International Relations.

Instructor, the 6th of October University
Cairo, Egypt, spring 1999
" Taught three courses for the Political Science Department: Research and Writing Methods, Introduction to International Law, Geopolitics.









Publications

Books

Brumberg, Daniel and Dina Shehata (eds.), Conflict, Identity, and Reform in the Muslim World, Washington DC: United Institute of Peace Press, 2009.

Islamists and Secularists in Egypt: Opposition Politics, Conflict and Cooperation, London: Routledge, 2009, (forthcoming).

Shehata, Dina (ed.), Social Movements in Egypt, Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2009 (forthcoming).


Book Chapters:

Political Transitions in the Arab world, in Med 2008, Barcelona: Institut Europeen de la Mediterranee.

Political Parties and Movements (in Arabic), in the Arab Strategic Report 2008, Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

The Election Programs of Political Parties and Movements, in Amr Rabei Hashem (eds.), the 2008 Municipal Elections, Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2008.

Opposition Movements in Egypt, in Daniel Brumberg (ed.), Oppositions Movements in the Arab World (Forthcoming), Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace.

External and Internal Determinants of the Constitutional Amendment (in Arabic), in the Constitutional Amendment and the 2005 Presidential Elections, ed. Amr Rabie Hashem. Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2005: 61-82.

Domestic Political Dynamics: Pressures to Reform and the Constitutional Amendment (In Arabic), in the Arab Strategic Report 2004-2005, ed. Hassan Abu Taleb. Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2005: 413-435.

Corruption in the Arab World (in Arabic), in the Strategic Economic Trends Report 2005, ed. Ahmed El Naggar. Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2005.

The Domestic Debate and the Burdens of Reform (In Arabic), in the Arab Strategic Report 2003-2004, ed. Hassan Abu Taleb. Cairo: Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2004: 425-435.

Articles:


Obama's Speech in Cairo: Does it Mark the End of the 9/11 Era, (in Arabic), Egyptian Commentary, June 2009.

Youth Activism in Egypt, Policy Briefs, Arab Reform Initiative, October 2008.

The Democratic Front Party, (in Arabic), Cairo Report, March 2008.

The Democratic Alliance: Is it Any Different from Previous Political Alliances, (in Arabic), Al Ahram Strategic File, February 2008.

Review of Gerdian Jonker and Valerie Amiraux's (eds.), Politics of Visibility: Young Muslims in European Public Spaces, Democracy and Society, 4 (2), spring 2007, 15-16.

Acting Today to Secure a Democratic Future, Al Ahram Weekly, May 2006.

The Future of Small Political Parties (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 24 August 2005.

The Wafd Party and the Egyptian Presidential Elections (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 13 August 2005.

Comments on the Draft Permanent Iraqi Constitution (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 20 July 2005.

Egyptian Judges Test the Government's Commitment to Democratic Reform, Egyptian Commentary, June 2005, Issue 36.

The Political Impact of the Constitutional Amendment, Egyptian Commentary, March 2005, Issue 29.

Egyptian Elect their President in the First Competitive Presidential Elections (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 27 February 2005.

Political Reform in Egypt: Maximalist Demands and Minimalist Reforms (In Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 4 October 2004.

The Social Question and the Future of Democracy in Latin America (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 13 June 2004.

Egypt: Judges Challenge the Regime, Arab Reform Bulletin, June 2005, Volume 3, issue 5.

Egypt's Ruling Party Conference: the More it Seems to Change, the More it Stays the Stays Almost the Same, Arab Reform Bulletin, October 2004, Volume 2, Issue 9.

The Algerian Experience: A Tragedy or a Model (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 9 May 2004.

Local Elections in Turkey: A New Stage of Democratic Development (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 6 April 2004.

British Muslims and the Road to Self Consciousness (in Arabic), Al Siyassa Al Dawliyya (Foreign Policy), no. 156, April 2004, 68-73.

Conservative Democracy: is the Turkish Model Suitable for the Countries of the Greater Middle East (in Arabic), Malaf Al Ahram Al Istratigy (Al Ahram Strategic File), no.111, March 2004, 25-26.

The Determinants of Peaceful Democratic Transition in Egypt (in Arabic), Al Ahram Newspaper, 20 January 2004.

Les Clefs D'une Democratisation Pacifique, Al Ahram Hebdo, 28 Janvier-3 Fevrier 2004.

Review of Kirk Beattie's Egypt During the Sadat Years, Arab Studies Journal, Fall 2002/Spring 2003, (Vol. X No. 2 / Vol. XI No. 1), 182-184.

Manal Lutfi and Dina Shehata. The Middle Class and the State in Egypt(in Arabic), Ahwal Massriyya (Egyptian Affairs), Vol.1, summer 1998, 77-100.

Political Islam and the Future of Secularism in Turkey(in Arabic), Al Siyyassa Al Dawliyya (Foreign Policy), no. 131, January 1998, 153-158.

The Search for a Peaceful Settlement in Northern Ireland (in Arabic), Malaf Al Ahram Al Istratigy (Al Ahram Strategic File), Vol. 4, March 1998, 29-30.

Liberalism: A Critical Perspective (Arabic), Al Siyyassa Al Dawliyya (Foreign Policy), no. 132, April 1998, pp. 47-50.


Conference Papers

Islamists and Non-Islamists in the Egyptian Opposition, Paper Presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Montreal, Canada.

Opposition Movements in Egypt, Paper Presented at the United States Institute of Peace Conference on Opposition Movements in the Arab World, Washington DC, November 2006.

Propositions for Creating an Inclusive Political System in Iraq, Paper presented at the New Iraq Conference, Foundation for Middle East and Balkan Studies, Yildiz University, Istanbul, March 2005.

Smaller Political Parties and the Presidential Election, Paper presented at the Presidential Elections Conference organized by Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, March 2005.

Explaining Arab Exceptionalism, paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the Arab Reform Initiative, Cairo, December 2004.

Democracy in Plural Societies: the Consociational Model, paper presented at a workshop on developments in Iraq organized by Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, April 2004.

The Implications of Peace on Political Reform in Egypt, paper presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, DC.

The International Dimensions of Authoritarianism: The Case of Egypt, paper presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, USA.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Huwaida Adly, and Dina Shehata. Civil Society and Governance in Egypt, paper presented at the International Development Institute's Conference on Civil Society and Governance, South Africa 1999. http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/civsoc/docs/Egypt.doc



Honors and Awards

Dissertation Writing Grant, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown University, 2003-2004.
Graduate Student Paper Award, Department of Government, Georgetown University, spring 2003.
Fellowship and teaching assistantship, Department of Government, GeorgetownUniversity, fall 2000-Spring 2003.

Language Skills

Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic, and English.
Good command of spoken and written French.



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