Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Dr. Dalia Fahmy

Board Member

Dr. Dalia Fahmy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University where she teaches courses on US Foreign Policy, World Politics, International Relations, Causes of War, Politics of the Middle East, and Islam and Democracy. Dr. Fahmy is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy in Washington DC, and is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.Dr. Fahmy’s three books: “Arab Spring: Modernity, identity, and change,” “Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy”, and “International Relations”, cover her research areas.Dr. Fahmy has published several articles focusing on the Arab Spring, democratization and the effects of Islamophobia on US foreign policy. She has given several briefings on the future of democracy in the Middle East. She has been interviewed by and written editorials in various media outlets including ABC, CBS, CBC, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, and appears often on Aljazeera. Dr. Fahmy has won several academic awards and fellowships for her research. In 2014, Dr. Fahmy was one of the recipients of the prestigious Kleigman Prize in Political Science, was the 2016 recipient of the Newton Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2017 was named NPR’s ‘Source if the Week.’In 2016, Dr. Fahmy was chosen by NYC mayor Bill De Blasio to moderate a conversation between him and London’s mayor Sadiq Khan on building inclusive communities the morning after the Chelsea terror attack. Dr. Fahmy was part of the Shorty Award nominated campaign #CanYouHearUsNow that challenged president Trumps view that Muslim women are silent. And in January 2017, Dr. Fahmy was a keynote speaker at the Women’s March-NJ taking on hate joining the largest march in the history of the United States.PhD Rutgers University

MA Rutgers University
MA New York University
BA New York University