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Mohammed Ayoob

Mohammed Ayoob

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus
International Relations

 

AYOOB, MOHAMMED (Ph.D., University of Hawaii; Political Science), University Distinguished Professor of International Relations. He holds a joint appointment in James Madison College and the Department of Political Science. He is also the Coordinator of the Muslim Studies Program housed in International Studies and Programs. A specialist on conflict and security in the Third World, his publications on the subject have included conceptual essays as well as case studies dealing with South Asia, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Southeast Asia. He has also researched, taught and published on the intersection of religion and politics in the Muslim world. He has been awarded fellowships and research grants from the Ford, Rockefeller, MacArthur, and MSU Foundations, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, and the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. He has acted as a consultant to the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, the High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change appointed by the UN Secretary General, and the Ford Foundation. He has held faculty appointments at the Australian National University and Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, and visiting appointments at Columbia, Sydney, Princeton, Oxford, and Brown Universities and at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 13 books and published over 90 research papers and scholarly articles in leading journals such as World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy, International Affairs, International Journal, Survival, Orbis, Asian Survey, World Policy Journal, Global Governance, Alternatives, Third World Quarterly, Washington Quarterly, Middle East Policy, International Journal of Human Rights, Australian Journal of International Affairs, and as chapters in edited volumes. His books include The Third World Security Predicament: State Making, Regional Conflict, and the International System (Lynne Rienner, 1995), India and Southeast Asia: Indian Perceptions and Policies (Routledge, 1990) and The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (St. Martins, 1981). His latest books are titled The Many Faces of Political Islam (University of Michigan Press, 2008) and Religion and Politics in Saudi Arabia (Lynne Rienner, 2009). His commentaries on world affairs have been published in the Guardian, Project Syndicate, and on the websites of Foreign Policy, CNN, and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. His latest scholarly articles include "Beyond the Democratic Wave: A Turko-Persian Future?" [Middle East Policy, Summer 2011] and “Making Sense of Global Tensions: Dominant and Subaltern Conceptions of Order and Justice in the International System” [International Studies (New Delhi), special issue 2012]