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Shadi Mokhtari Asst Professor School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
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PhD & LLM, York University; JD, University of Texas; MIA, Columbia University; BA, American University

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Shadi Mokhtari specializes in human rights, Middle East Politics and Political Islam. She has an extensive background in human rights and women’s rights issues in the Middle East and Muslim World. She is the author of After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in America and the Middle East (Cambridge, 2009), which was selected as the co-winner of the 2010 American Political Science Association Human Rights Section Best Book Award. From 2003 to 2013, she served as the Editor in Chief of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights. In 2012, she concluded a study assessing Green Movement, clerical and popular responses to heightened repression following the 2009 elections in Iran. Since 2011, she has been looking at how human rights dynamics and discourses have changed in and vis-a-vis the Middle East in the wake of unfolding popular protests and political transitions.
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Spring 2022

  • SISU-270 Justice, Ethics & Human Rights

  • SISU-270 Justice, Ethics & Human Rights

  • SISU-370 Topics Just/Ethics/Human Rgts: Human Rights: Pol & Practice

Fall 2022

  • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Rights/Pol Chng in Middle East

  • SISU-270 Justice, Ethics & Human Rights

  • SISU-270 Justice, Ethics & Human Rights