Walid W. Kazziha is a Professor of Political Science and coordinator of graduate studies at the American University in Cairo. He joined the department faculty in 1972. He received his B.A. from the American University of Beirut, his M.Sc. from Edinburgh University, and his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University (1970).
Professor Kazziha is a specialist in the field of Middle East Politics, with particular reference to the politics of the Arab Mashreq, Egypt, and the Gulf region. He has taught a wide range of courses focusing on Government and Politics of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Civil Society in the Middle East, Political Islam, Arab Political and Social Thought, the Middle East in Global Politics, and Conflicts in the Gulf.
In addition to teaching at AUC, Dr. Kazziha has taught at the Beirut Arab University, the American University of Beirut (AUB), University of Calgary, and Hawaii University. He was also associated with the Ford Foundation, Institute of Palestine Studies, the Center for Arab Unity Studies, the Japanese Institute of Developing Economies, and the Japanese Institute of Middle East Economies.
He has authored several books including, Revolutionary Transformation in the Arab World (1975), Palestine in the Arab Dilemma (1979), and a monograph, The Social History of Southern Syria (1972).
He also contributed chapters to several edited works, including: "Arab Radical Perceptions"; "The Impact of the Palestinian Resistance Movement on the Arab Regimes"; "Another Reading into Al-Husari's Concept of Nationalism"; "Egypt in the Balance"; "The Gulf War and its Aftermath."
Kazziha has published numerous scholarly articles in specialized journals, focusing on subjects such as the Civil War in Lebanon and its Aftermath, Syria's Regional Policy, Egypt's Arab Role, the Saudi Regime, War and Peace in the Middle East.