Dr. Tarek Masoud
Professor of Public Policy and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations
Harvard Kennedy School
Dr. Tarek Masoud is a Professor of Public Policy and the Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he also directs the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. He is the co-author of The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford, 2015) and is the author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge 2014), as well as several articles, reviews, and book chapters. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, a former Carnegie Scholar, and a former recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He holds a bachelor's degree from Brown and a doctorate from Yale, both in political science. The son of two Egyptian parents, he lives in Boston with his wife Kristin and their children Hamza and Ali.