Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars program at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) was established to accommodate visiting researchers who wish to use the facilities and faculty resources of Georgetown University for research purposes. The University extends its resources on a selective basis in the spirit of institutional collegiality and to foster the further development of knowledge. Learn more about becoming a Visiting Scholar.

Current Visiting Scholars

Housam Darwisheh

Visiting Scholar


Housam Darwisheh specializes in the comparative politics of the Middle East. His current areas of research interest include social movements and Islamic politics in Egypt and Tunisia, state formation and implosion in Syria and Libya, and the impacts of the restructuring of regional order on the politics of different Middle Eastern countries. He has taught courses in Peace and Conflict Studies, Middle East international relations, Middle East regional and national political economy, and inter-Arab politics at the International Christian University in Tokyo and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. His latest publications include ‘Survival, Triumph, and Fall: the Political Transformation of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’ (in Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014’, ‘Trajectories and Outcomes of the ‘Arab Spring’: Comparing Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria’, (IDE Papers No. 456, 2014), ‘Deciphering Syria’s Power Dynamics and Protracted Conflict’ (in The Middle East Turmoil and Japanese Response, IDE-JETRO, 2013), and ‘Social Movement and Democratization of Egyptian Politics: Egypt’s January 25 Revolution and the Demise of Mubarak’s Regime’, (in Japanese, in The Middle East Political Science,  2012).