CCAS Professor Receives Rare Honor from Oxford - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Georgetown University
A photo of Joseph Sassoon at Oxford

CCAS is pleased to congratulate Professor Joseph Sassoon on his induction into the Chancellors Court of Benefactors at the University of Oxford. The lifetime position is a rare honor designated for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the university.

Dr. Sassoon, Associate Professor and Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah Chair at CCAS, was inducted into the lifetime position on September 14, 2017. Sassoon was honored not only for his service and contribution to the University of Oxford, but also for his scholarship.

He is a graduate of the University of Oxford,  member of the Bodleian Library’s Board of Directors for more than fifteen years, board memberat the Middle East Center at St. Antony’s College, and longtime Senior Fellow at St. Antony’s College, as well as the author of four academic books. His 2012 book, Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime was awarded the the prestigious British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East.