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Bessma Momani

Senior Fellow, CIGI

Dr. Momani is a senior fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation, and associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and the Ballsillie School of International Affairs. She resides in Waterloo, Canada.

During the Egyptian crisis in early 2011, Bessma commented widely for national and international media, drawing on her extensive research on the country’s political and financial structures from 2002 to 2006, including her book, IMF-Egyptian Debt Negotiations (American University of Cairo Press, 2006), and her articles, “A Middle East Free Trade Area: Economic Interdependence and Peace Considered” (The World Economy, 2007) and “Promoting Economic Liberalization in Egypt” (Middle East Review of International Affairs, 2003).

Two of Bessma’s edited books, Shifting GeoEconomic Power of the Gulf (co-edited with Matteo Legrenzi, Ashgate, March 2011) and Targeted Transnationals: Arab-Canadian Immigration and Integration (co-edited with Jenna Hennebry, 2013), illustrate the continued diversity of her research interests. She is the author of a number of other edited books on Canada and the Middle East and on Reconstructing Iraq. In addition to her media work, she is the author of over two dozen scholarly articles in economic and political science journals.

Dr. Momani is an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo and the Ballsillie School of International Affairs and resides in Waterloo, Canada.