Shaheen Ayubi
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dept. of Political Science
Rutgers University
401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-2994

Selected Professional Background

October 2010 – Present
Book reviewer for the Journal US NAVAL INSTITUTE PROCEEDINGS
Annapolis, MD

July 2008 – Present
Lecturer, Rutgers University
Camden, NJ

2006 – Present
Advisory Committee Member, The Mayor’s Commission on African/Caribbean Immigrant Affairs
Philadelphia, PA

Selected Books and Monographs

The Use of Sanctions in American Foreign Policy
(Philadelphia: Philadelphia Policy Papers, 1982)(co-author)

The Iran-Iraq War: New Weapons, Old Conflicts
(New York: Praeger, 1983)(co-author)

Nasser and Sadat.  The Effect of Personality on Egyptian Foreign Policy
(University Press of America, 1994)(author)
Cited on the reading list for a course at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, England and St. Andrews University, Scotland. Source:

Selected Articles

“Strategic Minerals: A New Look,” Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January 1989)(co-author)

“Muslims in Kenya: A General Survey,” Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1995 (co-author)

“Uzbekistan’s Long Road to Democracy and Political Stability,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1995 (author)

“Iran and Nuclear Terrorism,” Forum on Public Policy. A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, Vol. 2010 No. 4 (Online)

“National Security and Iran’s Nuclear Threat” in Kim. E. Shienbaum ed. Can America Maintain Its Political, Military and Economic Prominence? Sixteen Key Challenges (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2011).

Selected Other Professional Activities

Research trip to Egypt. Interviewed President Anwar el Sadat to obtain additional data for Doctoral Thesis. Also interviewed Dr. Boutros-Ghali, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and other key personalities involved in the Egyptian foreign policymaking process. Details of interview appeared in AL-AHRAM, December 3, 1976.

Conducted Interview with Begum Nusrat Bhutto, Senior Minister, Government of Pakistan, at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, October 17, 1989

“The Road Ahead for Benazir Bhutto,” The Christian Science Monitor, June 29, 1990.

Research Trip of Uzbekistan, Central Asia. Delivered lectures at Tashkent State University, Academy of Military Policy, Tashkent State Technical University, Institute for Continuing Engineering Education on Advanced Technologies. Also conducted interviews with embassy and foreign office officials for article on the political climate in Uzbekistan, October 1993.

Conducted interview with Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General, United Nations, on the changing role of the United Nations in the 1990s, New York, March 1994.

Recipient of the Sybil Cohen Award of Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, Camden, N.J., May 2008.

Examiner, Ph.D. Dissertation titled “Kashmir Dispute. A Search for Solutions.” University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. October 2009.

Review of Jeffrey R. Macris, The Politics and Security of the Golf in US Naval Institute Proceedings, February 2011.

Interviewed for an article on the Egyptian Crisis for Philadelphia Inquirer, February 12, 2011.

Interviewed about the Libyan Crisis on KYW News Radio 1060, Philadelphia, PA August 23, 2011.

Interviewed about Post Gadhafi era on CBS Channel 3 Television, Philadelphia, PA August 25, 2011.

Interviewed for an article on Gadhafi by Sophie Quinton for the National Journal, Washington, D.C., October 20, 2011.

Interviewed about the Iranian Nuclear Crisis on Comcast Channel 8 on “Voice of Reason” by Larry Kane, Philadelphia, December 4, 2011.

Interviewed about Iran’s Tensions with the West and Israel over its Nuclear Ambitions on Comcast Channel 8 on “Voice of Reason” by Larry Kane, Philadelphia, February 16, 2012.


  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • Politics of Sub Saharan Africa
  • Violence Revolution and Terrorism
  • Government and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Radical Politics
  • Rich Nations/Poor Nations
  • Classical Political Theory
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Women and Politics
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Anti-Americanism

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