David Mednicoff, assistant professor of Legal Studies, has been awarded the 2005-06 Faculty Development Grant from the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).
Mednicoff was awarded the grant to further his comparative study of the rule of law in four Arab societies and its significance for Middle Eastern democratization and American foreign policy. This project has received two previous grants at the university. Mednicoff’s research also includes publications on the shifting nature of sovereignty and its relation to international humanitarian intervention, the stability of contemporary Middle Eastern monarchies and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
A former Fulbright scholar in Morocco, he speaks six languages. His A.B. in public and international affairs comes from Princeton University''s Woodrow Wilson School and his J.D. and M.A. in Middle Eastern politics are from Harvard. He is an expert in Middle Eastern politics, international and comparative law, human rights and globalization theory. He is a frequent commentator on the Middle East for local, national and international media.