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Middle East Centre
Tower 1, 10th Floor
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE 

General Enquiries and Events
Sandra Sfeir|
+44 (0)20 7955 6198

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Chelsea Milsom|
+44 (0)20 7955 7038

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AUS Visiting Faculty Fellows

As part of the LSE collaboration project with the American University of Sharjah (AUS), four faculty members from AUS are being hosted at the Middle East Centre at LSE for a period of six weeks. The programme was open to all members of faculty at AUS who wish to conduct social sciences research within the field of Middle East Studies.


Dr Karen Young| is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of International Studies, AUS. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the City University of New York, an MA in Political Science from Columbia University, an MA in International Economic Relations from the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (Quito), and a BA in Anthropology from Wellesley College. Dr Young's major research interests are based in international relations, comparative politics and political economy. She is currently working on a book on the political economy of the UAE. She has worked as a researcher at the Ford Foundation, and taught at Queens College in New York. She has also worked in university administration at New York University in the College of Arts and Science and at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Dr Young has won two Fulbright awards, to Ecuador and Bulgaria, and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and the International Research and Exchange Board. She can be reached at|


Dr Amer Moustafa| is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, AUS. He has professional, research, practice and teaching experience in architecture, urban design and planning. A PhD from the University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA, Dr Moustafa’s current teaching and research interest focuses on urbanism, city and urban design, the socio-political dimensions of design, and urban transformation and identity in a globalizing world. He held teaching positions at the University of Southern California, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He also practiced architecture, urban design and planning in Boston, Los Angeles and the UAE. He can be reached at|


Dr Virginia Bodolica| is Associate Professor of Management at the Department of Management, AUS. She received her PhD in strategic management from HEC Montreal Canada. Prior to joining AUS, she has taught in the areas of strategic human resources, compensation management and corporate governance, assumed consulting roles in private and public organizations and delivered customized executive programs for a number of companies in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Her research interests are related to executive compensation, board of directors’ dynamics, behavioral governance and innovation and knowledge management. The results of her research have been published in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Business Ethics. She can be reached at|


Dr Martin Spraggon| is Associate Professor of Management at the Department of Management, AUS. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management from HEC Montreal, Canada. He conducts research in the field of strategic management, knowledge and innovation management, new hi-tech ventures, international business and corporate governance that has been published in leading top-tier peer-reviewed journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals and Journal of Business Ethics. He has extensive international experience, having held positions in business as a marketing director, consulting in the high-tech industry for a broad range of organizations, and delivering customized executive programs for North American, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern universities and institutions. He can be reached at|