79 JFK St.
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Tarek Masoud is an assistant professor of public policy. He teaches courses on comparative politics and the Middle East. His current research focuses on the politics of religion in the Islamic world, particularly the ways in which Islamist parties adapt to their political environments. He is the coeditor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008). He is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. He holds an AB from Brown and a PhD in political science from Yale.
July 14, 2011
By Tarek Masoud, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
It is easy now to see why Egypt’s revolution had to happen, and why
President Hosni Mubarak’s thirty-year reign had to end in the spectacular
manner in which it did. Even the most casual observer of the Egyptian
scene can recite from the expansive catalogue of ills that Mubarak had
visited upon the land...