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Senior Adviser for Middle East Initiatives, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC
 

Steven Heydemann Ph.D., serves as Senior Adviser for Middle East Initiatives at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).  Heydemann is a political scientist who specializes in the comparative politics and political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria. His interests include authoritarian governance, economic development, social policy, and philanthropy and civil society. From 2003 to 2007 Heydemann directed the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University. From 1997 to 2001 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Earlier, he directed the Social Science Research Council’s Program on International Peace and Security, the Program on the Near and Middle East, and its Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. Among his many publications are: Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation and Regime Resilence in Syria and Iran (edited volume, with Reinoud Leenders, 2013), Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad (2009, edited volume with David Hammack, 2009), Social Pacts and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in the Middle East, in Debating Arab Authoritarianism: Dynamics and Durability in Non-Democratic Regimes ( edited by Oliver Schlumberger, Stanford University Press, 2007); Upgrading Authoritarianism in the Arab World (Saban Center, Brookings Institution, November 2007); Networks of Privilege in the Middle East: The Politics of Economic Reform Revisited (edited volume, Palgrave Press, 2004); War, Institutions and Social Change in the Middle East (edited volume, University of California Press, 2000), and Authoritarianism in Syria: Institutions and Social Conflict, 1946-1970 (Cornell University Press, 1999).

 

Steven Heydemann Ph.D., serves as Senior Adviser for Middle East Initiatives at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).  Heydemann is a political scientist who specializes in the comparative politics and political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria. His interests include authoritarian governance, economic development, social policy, and philanthropy and civil society. From 2003 to 2007 Heydemann directed the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University. From 1997 to 2001 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Earlier, he directed the Social Science Research Council’s Program on International Peace and Security, the Program on the Near and Middle East, and its Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. Among his many publications are: Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation and Regime Resilence in Syria and Iran (edited volume, with Reinoud Leenders, 2013), Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad (2009, edited volume with David Hammack, 2009), Social Pacts and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in the Middle East, in Debating Arab Authoritarianism: Dynamics and Durability in Non-Democratic Regimes ( edited by Oliver Schlumberger, Stanford University Press, 2007); Upgrading Authoritarianism in the Arab World (Saban Center, Brookings Institution, November 2007); Networks of Privilege in the Middle East: The Politics of Economic Reform Revisited (edited volume, Palgrave Press, 2004); War, Institutions and Social Change in the Middle East (edited volume, University of California Press, 2000), and Authoritarianism in Syria: Institutions and Social Conflict, 1946-1970 (Cornell University Press, 1999).Steven Heydemann Ph.D., serves as Senior Adviser for Middle East Initiatives at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).  Heydemann is a political scientist who specializes in the comparative politics and political economy of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Syria. His interests include authoritarian governance, economic development, social policy, and philanthropy and civil society. From 2003 to 2007 Heydemann directed the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University. From 1997 to 2001 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Earlier, he directed the Social Science Research Council’s Program on International Peace and Security, the Program on the Near and Middle East, and its Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. Among his many publications are: Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation and Regime Resilence in Syria and Iran (edited volume, with Reinoud Leenders, 2013), Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society: Projecting Institutional Logics Abroad (2009, edited volume with David Hammack, 2009), Social Pacts and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in the Middle East, in Debating Arab Authoritarianism: Dynamics and Durability in Non-Democratic Regimes ( edited by Oliver Schlumberger, Stanford University Press, 2007); Upgrading Authoritarianism in the Arab World (Saban Center, Brookings Institution, November 2007); Networks of Privilege in the Middle East: The Politics of Economic Reform Revisited (edited volume, Palgrave Press, 2004); War, Institutions and Social Change in the Middle East (edited volume, University of California Press, 2000), and Authoritarianism in Syria: Institutions and Social Conflict, 1946-1970 (Cornell University Press, 1999).
 
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