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Hayat Alvi, Ph.D.

Hayat Alvi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Regional Studies Group Scholar for the Greater Middle East
National Security Affairs
(401) 841-2034
(401) 841-3893


Dr. Alvi teaches the Theater Security and National Security Decision-Making courses:  Security Strategies and Policy Analysis. She has served as the Director of International Studies at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Dr. Alvi also taught Political Science at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (2001-2005), and she has been a Fulbright Fellow in Damascus, Syria (1993-1994). 

Dr. Alvi's specializations include International Relations, Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Islamic Studies, and Middle East and South Asian Studies. She is proficient in Arabic and Urdu. 

She is the co-editor of Case Studies in Policy Making, 12th Edition, edited by Hayat Alvi and Nikolas Gvosdev (Newport: National Security Decision Making, US Naval War College, August 2010):

Her publications include numerous journal articles and these books: Regional Integration in the Middle East: An Analysis of Inter-Arab Cooperation (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007); An Introduction to International Studies: Exploring Frontiers (Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, 2006); and The Arabian Nights Reader (Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, 2006).  She is currently working on her next book, Nonviolent Activism in Islam:  The Message of Abul Kalam Azad (Edwin Mellen Press).

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Dr. Alvi is a faculty editorial board member for the NWC student journal Luce; a member of the Navy Language Action Panel (NLAP) and Language, Regional Expertise, Cultural Awareness (LREC); and she is a participant in the Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace Program (LDESP).  She is also listed as a scholar in Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs.

Some of her articles include:  

"Women in Afghanistan: A Human Rights Tragedy a Decade after September 11," Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), vol. 16, no. 3, Fall 2012:

"Obama's Dilemma: Egypt is Looking More Like Pakistan," The Jerusalem Post, Nov. 12, 2012:

"The Struggle for Democracy in 'Arab Awakening'," The Tampa Tribune, January 31, 2012:

“The Obama Administration and War Powers Act,” The Tampa Tribune, June 17, 2011:

“Full Circle or Boxed in Afghanistan?” The Tampa Tribune, May 19, 2011:

“Bahrain’s Bulldozers and Other Shots in the Foot,” Middle East Institute Commentary, New Delhi, India, May 20, 2011:

“History Repeats Itself in Syria,” Middle East Institute Commentary, New Delhi, India, May 12, 2011:

"Disposable Women," Middle East Institute Commentary, New Delhi, India, May 9, 2011:

“The Good, the Grey, and the Scary: What Osama bin-Laden’s Death Means,” Middle East Institute Commentary, New Delhi, India, May 5, 2011:

“The Long Battle for Justice in Bhopal,” The Tampa Tribune, July 5, 2010:‐the‐long‐battle‐for‐justice‐in‐bhopal/.

“Hard and Soft Jihad in International Relations,” Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, 3, 4 (June, September, December), 2009.

"A Progress Report on Women's Education in Post‐Taliban Afghanistan," International Journal of Lifelong Education (IJLLE), vol. 27, no. 2, March/April 2008.

“The Human Rights of Women and Social Transformation in the Arab Middle East,” Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), 9:2, June 2005.

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