S. Abdallah

Professor Emeritus
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication


Brief Biography

Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow 

Founder of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research   
Professor Emeritus, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication 

S. Abdallah Schleifer, most recently Washington D.C. bureau chief for Al Arabiya News Channel ( 2006-2007), is a veteran journalist who has covered the Middle East for American and Arab media for more than 40 years. 

He is Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research, at The American University in Cairo where he served for two decades prior to retirement, as founding director of the Adham  Center and as a Distinguished Lecturer in Mass Communication.  

Schleifer is also the executive producer of the award winning documentary Control Room, an Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, a Senior Fellow at both the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and the Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought in Amman, Jordan and a former visiting fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford.

      • MA, American University of Beirut, Political Studies, 1980. 
      • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Political Science, 1956.