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Khodr Zaarour

Asst Teaching Professor

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Khodr M. Zaarour, PhD. holds graduate degrees in public and international relations, political science, liberal studies and history with a focus on international security and strategic studies, transnational crime, revolutionary movements and terrorism, Middle East politics and American foreign policy.  He is currently teaching political science, international relations, global politics, international studies, international development, terrorism and American foreign policy.   He worked as a researcher and policy analyst at the National Defense University where he researched, analyzed, critiqued and evaluated U.S. intelligence and security material, coordinated, organized and moderated conferences and wrote articles and newsletters.  He also worked as an adjunct professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, assistant professor at Shaw University, adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University, regional desk officer at the United States Information Agency and academic educational researcher at the Middle East Institute.  He is a member of the American Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, North Carolina Political Science Association,  the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Council on Foreign Relations.  He has written extensively on issues related to international relations, terrorism, the connections between domestic politics and American foreign policy, globalization and regionalism, Middle East politics and the relationship between democracy promotion, diplomacy and conflict-resolution and peace-building policy.


PhD Planning, Policy & Globalization Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2022

Master's International Relations The University of Pittsburgh 1998

Master's Liberal Studies/History Duquesne University 1994

Area(s) of Expertise

American Foreign Policy
International Security
Terrorism and Revolutionary Movements
Middle East Politics