Wilson Center Projects
Gender, Governance, and Public Policy: Promoting Women’s Leadership in the Arab World and Beyond
Lindsay J. Benstead is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University. She served as a Fellow in the Middle East Program and the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and Kuwait Visiting Professor at SciencesPo in Paris. Her research has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Governance, and Foreign Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a research fellow at Yale University and Princeton University.
Associate Professor, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and Director, Middle East Studies Center, Portland State University
The Wilson Center provided much more than time and space to write. The Wilson Center is a family. The connections I made here—and the skills that the staff imparted—shaped me into a more publically engaged scholar for the years to come.