Dr. Edmund Ghareeb is an internationally recognized expert on US-Arab relations, the Middle East, the Kurds, American media, and many Arab people groups and communities. He has served as a professor at many colleges, some of which are Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Virginia. Dr. Ghareeb himself holds a degree from American International College and a master’s and Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He is currently a senior scholar at the Jerusalem Fund’s Palestine Center.

Professor Ghareeb is an extremely respected academic. He was the first Mustafa Barzani Distinguished Scholar with a residence in Kurdish Studies at American University (AU). He also launched the first regularly offered courses on Kurdish history, politics, and society in the United States! Dr. Ghareeb’s list of affiliated organizations is impressive- he has served as coordinator for the Middle East program at AU’s School of International Studies, president and vice-president of the Arab American University Graduates Association, and vice president of the Shaybani Society of International Law.

Dr. Edmund Ghareeb is an author, co-author, or editor of several widely acclaimed books, including The Kurdish Nationalist Movement, The Kurdish Question in Iraq, and War in the Gulf.  His Arabic language works include American Policies toward the Arab WorldThe Gulf Strategic Report, and The Information Revolution in the Arab World. He has written and lectured widely on the Kurds, the Gulf region, US-Arab relations, the Information Revolution, the Arab Spring, ethnic and religious identities in the Middle East, and other topics.

In addition to his work in academia, Dr. Ghareeb is an analyst and frequent commentator for major media outlets in the US, the Arab world, and Europe, including CNN, Al Jazeera, and Fox News. His work in media, activism, and academia has made him an incredibly respected person, and we could not be prouder to have him on ABPA’s advisory board!