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Ariel I. Ahram

Professor, Chair of Government and International Affairs (GIA)
Ariel Ahram
900 N. Glebe Rd,
Arlington, VA 22203
  • Ph.D., Government, Georgetown University, 2008
  • M.A., Arab Studies, Georgetown University, 2006
  • B.A., Politics, History, and Islamic Studies, Brandeis University, 2001
  • International security and terrorism
  • Cross-national and cross-regional analysis
  • Environmental security
  • Social movements
  • Middle East politics
  • GIA 5314: Middle East Geopolitics
  • GIA/PSCI 5514: Global Security
  • GIA/UAP 5464: Qualitative Research Methods in Global Studies
  • GIA/UAP/PSCI 5584: Environmental Politics and Policy
  • GIA/UAP 5274: Comparative Social Movements



Currently serving as Primary Investigator on Escaping Proxy Wars in the Middle East, a $400,000 project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • International security, particularly in the Middle East
  • Terrorism
  • Development strategies
  • Environmental change and human ecology
  • Multi-Method Methodology