David Mednicoff, Ph.D., J.D.


David Mednicoff, Assistant Professor

Center for Public Policy & Administration
120 Gordon Hall
(413) 545-3536
mednic@pubpol.umass.edu
Personal Website

Education: Ph.D. in Political Science: Harvard University, 2007; J.D.: Harvard University, 1989

Research Interests: Middle Eastern politics; international and comparative law and politics; human rights and globalization theory

David Mednicoff is Director of Accelerated Programs for the Center for Public Policy and Administration, as well as Director of Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. He has a broad background in international law and politics. His research focuses on the rule of law in contemporary Arab societies and their prospects for political democratization. Mednicoff has been a Fulbright scholar in both Morocco and Qatar; other recent awards in support of his research include a grant from Georgetown University to study the regulation of migrant workers in Arab countries and a 2010-2011 (non-resident) research fellowship from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Mednicoff is a frequent commentator in the media on issues related to politics in the Middle East, and has presented his work to policymakers in Washington at forums sponsored by the Department of State and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Courses Taught: PUBP&ADM  697E: ST-Globalization; PUBP&ADM  697K: ST-Comparative Public Policy

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