Research Team

Sawsan al-Assaf

Peace Building-Academy for the Middle East, Beirut & Barcelona; former senior lecturer, University of Baghdad

Tom Ginsburg

Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science

Saad N. Jawad

Senior Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science Middle East Centre; Former Professor of Political Science, Baghdad University

UChicago Collaborators

  • Orit Bashkin, Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
  • Matthew Schweitzer (Principal Research Assistant), Dean’s Scholar, Research Assistant, History Department

Project Advisory Board

  • Salen Churi (The Law School, University of Chicago)
  • Beshara Doumani (Middle East Studies, Brown University)
  • Hugh Gusterson (Anthropology, George Mason University)
  • Klaus Larres (Political Science and History, University of North Carolina)
  • Catherine Lutz (Anthropology, Brown University)
  • Dan Meyer (Director, Special Collections, University of Chicago Library)
  • Ned Parker (Reporter, Los Angeles Times)

Past Advisory Board Members

  • Iza Hussin (Professor, Political Science, University of Chicago)

Participating Institutions

  • University of Chicago 
  • Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University