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.