Tarek Masoud is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A political scientist and Middle East specialist, his research focuses on political development in countries that are poor and unfree, uncovering the processes by which governments become more accountable to, representative of, and responsive to the needs of their people.Masoud is the co-editor of Problems and Methods in the Study of Politics(Cambridge, 2004) and Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008), and his articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of Democracy, Foreign Policy, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies, among others.
In 2009, Masoud was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and was awarded the American Political Science Association’s Aaron Wildavsky Award for Best Dissertation in Religion and Politics. He is also the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. Masoud holds an AB with honors from Brown and received his Ph.D in political science with distinction from Yale in 2008.
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