Joseph Sassoon Named Al Sabah Chair at CCAS

CCAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Sassoon has been appointed Associate Professor and Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah Chair at the Center. The Al Sabah Chair supports a distinguished scholar and expert in the political economy of Kuwait, the GCC, and the Arab countries of the Gulf. 

Dr. Sassoon has taught a wide range of courses at Georgetown on the history, politics, and political economy of the Arab World. The latest of his three books, Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime, won the British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East in 2013. He received his PhD from St Antony's College, Oxford and served as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year.