Director, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program
Tarek Masoud is a Professor of Public Policy and the Sultan of Oman Chair in International Relations at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research focuses on political development in Muslim-majority and Arabic-speaking countries. He is the author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014), the co-author of The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as of several articles and book chapters. He is a 2009 Carnegie Scholar, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, and the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros foundation, among others. He holds an AB from Brown and a PhD from Yale, both in political science.