Assistant Professor of Political Science Stacey Philbrick Yadav was one of two guests on “The Forum,” a news analysis and call-in program on Northern California’s NPR affiliate, KQED. Philbrick Yadav, who recently helped to establish the Colleges’ new Middle Eastern Studies minor program, spoke about the most recent developments in Yemen. Joshua Landis, director of the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, spoke about Syria.
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This was the first media appearance for Philbrick Yadav since the new program was established. She and Associate Professor of Political Science Vikash Yadav are scheduled to teach a course “Politics of Development in Egypt” next summer, in Egypt.
Philbrick Yadav received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from Smith College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of several recent journal articles on political opposition in Yemen and Lebanon, and is completing a book on the subject of Islamist parliamentary opposition in the two countries. In 2008, Philibrick Yadav was a visiting researcher at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Before coming to HWS, she taught at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Pennsylvania, and lived and worked in Egypt, Lebanon and Yemen from 2003-2006, returning on a number of times since then to continue her research.