Department of Political Science

428 Old Main
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (479) 575-3356
Fax: (479) 575-6432

Admin Supervisor
Kathy Rice

Admin Specialist
Marisa Grippo


Dr. Najib Ghadbian

Dr. Najib Ghadbian

Dr. Najib Ghadbian
Associate Professor

Office: 442 Old Main
Phone: 479-575-3860

Najib Ghadbian (Ph.D. Graduate School, City University of New York, CUNY, 1995) is also affiliated with the Middle East Studies.

He is the author of Democratization and the Islamists Challenge in the Arab World, (English 1997 & Arabic 2002). His second Arabic book, The Second Asad Regime: Bashar of Lost Opportunities, was published in Jeddah and Beirut in 2006. Dr. Ghadbian has published articles in English and Arabic in several journals including: New Political Science, Middle East Journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, and al-Mustaqbal al-`Arabi.

He has contributed political commentaries to several US, European, and Middle East media outlets. He’s been a frequent political commentator for al-Jazeera Satellite TV Channel since January 2000. Professor Ghadbian serves on the board of the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID) in Washington, DC. Dr. Ghadbian’s research interests include democratization & leadership in the Arab world, Syrian politics, Islamic movements, and US-Mideast relations.

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525 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701