Bessma Momani

CIGI Senior Fellow, Associate Professor
Political Science, University of Waterloo

Bessma Momani has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy. She is an Associate Professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. She has been Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and a visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center and at the Amman Institute, a research centre to improve local governance in the Middle East. Dr. Momani is a regular contributor to national and international media on the Arab Spring and on global economic governance issues. She maintains a blog at CIGI called Wealth and International Politics, a column on Huffington Post, and is a Roundtable Contributor on the Canadian International Council.

Media Contact:
Kevin Dias, CIGI Communications Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1.519.885.2444 ext. 7238
 
Student Queries:
Ena Devedzija, Graduate Program Assistant, Global Governance Programs
University of Waterloo
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1.519.888.4567 ext. 32415

 

Publications

  1. 2013
    The UK Summit: The G8 at Lough Erne 2013
    Supporting Arab countries in the Deauville Partnership
    in The UK Summit: The G8 at Lough Erne edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch Published by Newsdesk Media Group and the G8 Research Group (May 2013)
  2. Jenna Hennebry. (April
    2013
    Targeted Transnationals: The State, the Media, and Arab Canadians
    Introduction
    w J Hennebry in Co-edited with )
  3. Jenna Hennebry. UBC Press (April
    2013
    Targeted Transnationals: The State, the Media, and Arab Canadians
    Co-edited with )
  4. 2013
    Place Branding and Public Diplomacy
    (Re)Branding Amman: the values, the image and the making of place
    with L Khirfan in (Feb )
  5. 2012
    Independent Evaluation at the IMF: The First Decade
    Academic and Think- Tank Assessment of the IEO and its Evaluators
    in Edited by Ruben Lamdany and Hali Edison Washington: International Monetary Fund Publication Services
  6. 2012
    Cambridge Review of International Affairs
    Between Caution and Controversy: Lessons from the GCC States as (Re)Emerging Donors
    with C Ennis in Vol 25 No 4 (December )
  7. 2012
    Thinking International Relations Differently
    Arab scholar's take on Globalization
    with W Hassan in Arlene Tickner and Ole Weaver (Eds) Routledge IR Series
  8. 2012
    Social Science Japan Journal.
    Japan's Rescue of the IMF
    w C Holroyd in
  9. 2011
    St. Anthony's International Review.
    Emerging Powers and IMF Reform: Where Multipolarity in the World Economy is Leading the Fund
    w A Malkin
  10. 2011
    International Spectator
    Qatar and expanded contours of Small State Diplomacy
    with A Cooper in
  11. 2011
    Shifting GeoEconomic Power in the Gulf.
    Co-edited with Matteo Legrenzi London: Ashgate Press

Academic/Professional Awards

  1. 2013-2014 UW Lois Claxton HSS Endowment Fund Award ($7,000)
  2. 2013-2014 UW Research Incentive Fund ($8,000)
  3. 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar
  4. 2010-2012 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (co-applicant) ($75,000)
  5. 2007-2010 SSHRC Strategic Grant ($84,500)
  6. 2006-2007 SSHRC Seed Institutional Grant ($5,500)
  7. Sept. 2005 SSHRC Travel Grant ($1200)
  8. 2004-2005 SSHRC Seed Institutional Grant ($5,500)