Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Meeting our faculty: Prof. Vakil

Sanam Vakil received both her master's and Ph.D from SAIS DC. She is now teaching at SAIS Bologna. She knows both campuses inside and out.


Your degrees?
B.A., Political Science and History, Barnard College
M.A., International Economics and Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Ph.D, International Relations and Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Where have you taught?
SAIS DC as an assistant professor 2004-2006 and SAIS Bologna as an adjunct since 2008

What course are you teaching?
This semester I'm teaching "Twin Pillars of the Gulf: Iran, Saudi Arabia and their Gulf Neighbors". Next semester I'll be teaching "Political Leadership in the Middle East".

Anything special about SAIS Bologna?
I studied at SAIS DC and was always sorry to have missed the Bologna experience. The combination of the intimate environment and the dynamic students and faculty make it an experience not to be missed.

Links to recent publications?

Your favorite book?
Too many out there!

Reading, cooking, tennis, skiing, photography and painting

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