Dr. Tarek Masoud
Dr. Barbara Brown
Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation, United States
With his research focusing on the role of religion in the political development of Muslim-majority countries, Tarek Masoud is author of Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and co-author of The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform (Oxford University Press, 2015). A former Carnegie Scholar, Masoud is also a member of the editorial board member of the Journal of Democracy. He holds an AB from Brown University and a PhD from Yale University.
“As an Egyptian-American, the AUC has always been one of my intellectual lodestars. I have long been in awe of its distinguished faculty, particularly in the social sciences, and I cannot exaggerate the magnitude of what I have learned—and continue to learn—from scholarship produced at AUC. It should be no surprise that such a superior faculty produces superior graduates: Some of my most distinguished students at the Harvard Kennedy School have been products of the AUC. I am humbled and honored to now be part of that institution, and to have the opportunity to do what I can to support its academic mission.”