Abdel-Fattah Mady is associate professor of political science at Egypt’s Alexandria University, where he teaches courses on comparative politics, democratization, human rights and contemporary issues in the ME. He was trained in the study of politics at Alexandria University, Egypt (B.A., 1991 and M.A. 1997) and Claremont Graduate University, U.S.A. (M.A. 2004 and Ph.D., 2005). His research focuses on democratization in the Middle East, Islamic political movements, civil education and academic freedoms. He is the author and editor of several books, as well as numerous research articles. A seasoned political analyst, he has appeared as a commentator on Al-Jazeera, BBC, among others. In 2004, he was a recipient of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Fellowship. Since Egypt’s 2011 revolution, he has served as a political consultant to newly established political parties and NGOs. In March 2012 he has been elected as Secretary General of Alexandria University Faculty Club.

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Project Summary

This project focuses on the socioeconomic, political and external challenges facing four Arab countries in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings (Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Libya). It assesses the extent to which new and old political actors, such as political parties, Islamic political movements, the army, the youth, trade unions, entrepreneurial organizations and various activists including women and students, will be able to influence the pace and direction of the economic and political transitions in each country. Among the challenges that will be examined: the challenge of divisions across religious/sectarian, the civil- military relations and repression and brutality by security forces, the risk and challenge of foreign interference, the younger generations’ activism, the rising of the new Authoritarianism in the Arab countries, and the neoliberal economic policies.

Major Publications

Abdel-Fattah Mady, "Protest youth movements, revolutions and democratization in globalizing world: the Case of Egypt," Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies of Law, Vol. 20, Issue 1 (2013).

Abdel-Fattah Mady, "American Foreign Policy and Peace in the Middle East," Contemporary Arab Affairs, Rutledge & Center for Arab Unity Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, July-September 2010.

Abdel-Fattah Mady, "Dialogue Processes in the MENA Region," the Cordoba Foundation of Geneva, Switzerland, (Geneva. Nov. 2015).