Dr Joseph Sassoon

Joseph Sassoon is currently an Associate Professor at Georgetown University and holds the al-Sabah Chair in Politics and Political Economy of the Arab World. He is also a Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford. During this academic year, 2014-2015, he was chosen as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC. In 2013, his book on Iraq and the Ba‘th Party won the prestigious British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East.

Born in Baghdad, Sassoon completed his Ph.D at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has published extensively on Iraq and its economy and on the Middle East.