This Event is in collaboration with the Arizona Arabic Flagship Program, The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and CMES:
Nizar Messari holds a PhD in International Studies from The University of Miami, Florida. He held different teaching positions in Brazil between 2001 and 2009, and mainly at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro where he was Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. He also held several consulting positions in Brazil, and in particular to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Brazilian Military and to the Brazilian Oil Company, Petrobras. He is a member of several international associations, and in particular, the International Studies Association. He has widely published in issues related to International Relations Theory, International Security and Middle Eastern politics, including in relations between Islam and the West.