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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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is an associate 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 the role of
religion in the Muslim world's political development. He is the
author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in
Egypt (Cambridge University Press,
2014), and is the co-editor of Problems and
Methods in the Study of Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and
Order, Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge, 2008). His
articles and reviews have appeared in the Journal of
Democracy, Middle Eastern Law and Governance, the
Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Policy,
Masoud is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the
National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New
York, and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation. He holds
an AB from Brown and a Ph.D from Yale, both in political
Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Political Institutions and Public Policy: Comparative Politics for International and Global Affairs
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Masoud, Tarek. "The Road to (and from) Liberation Square."
Journal of Democracy 22.3 (July 2011): 20-34.
Masoud, Tarek. "Islamist Parties: Are They Democrats? Does It
Matter?" Journal of Democracy 19.3 (July 2008): 19-24.
- Book Chapters
Masoud, Tarek. "Egypt." The Middle East. Ed. Ellen Lust. CQ
Dobson, William J., and Tarek Masoud. "Egypt’s Reluctant Rulers."
Slate, July 4, 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Egyptian Liberals' Soft Defeat." Foreign
Policy, December 18, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "Don't Blame Muslim Brotherhood for Morsy Power
Grab." CNN.com, November 27, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Tyrant’s Brutal Legacy." Newsweek, June
Masoud, Tarek. "U.S. Must Back Democracy in Egypt Regardless."
Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2011.
Masoud, Tarek. "An Exit Plan for Mubarak." New York Times,
February 3, 2011.
Masoud, Tarek. "Is Gamal Mubarak the Best Bope for Egyptian
Democracy?" ForeignPolicy.com, September 20, 2010.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Egyptian Enigma: ElBaradei Needs to Stop
Playing Coy." International Newsweek, May 14, 2010.
Masoud, Tarek. "Busting Down Stereotypes In Cairo."
CBSNews.com, June 5, 2009.
- Edited Volumes
Kalyvas, Stathis N., Ian Shapiro and Tarek Masoud., eds. Order,
Conflict, and Violence. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Masoud, Tarek. "Arabs Want Redistribution, So Why Don’t They Vote
Left? Theory and Evidence from Egypt." HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series RWP13-007, April 2013.
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Masoud, Tarek, and Wael Nawara. "Will Egypt’s Liberals Ever Win?"
Slate. December 4, 2012.
- Public Testimony
Masoud, Tarek. Testimony to the House Intelligence Subcommittee,
U.S. House of Representatives, April 14, 2011.
- Research Papers/Reports
Masoud, Tarek. "Why Do Important Social Movements Run in Rigged
Elections for Seats in Rubber-stamp Legislatures?" Paper for the
Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington,
DC, November 22, 2008.
Masoud, Tarek. "Varieties of Wahhabism." Review of Contesting
the Saudi State, by Madawi al-Rasheed. Middle East Law and
Governance, 2.1, 2010: 106-112.