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John P. Entelis

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John P. Entelis "is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University (Bronx, New York). He received his B.A. degree in political science from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1964, Summer Certificates in Arabic Language Study at the American University in Cairo [Egypt](1965), Harvard University (1966), and Princeton University (1967) under NDEA National Defense Foreign Language Fellowships, an M.A. from New York University in 1967, and a Ph.D. in political science from New York University in 1970.

"Since 1970 he has been on the faculty of the political science department at Fordham University where he was promoted to the rank of full professor in 1979 and where he has served as Chairman (1981-1984), Assistant Chairman (1972-1974), Director of the Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (1979-1981), and Director of the Middle East Studies Program (1980 to present).

"He has been awarded several Fulbright awards including a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to conduct research in Lebanon (1968-1969), a Senior Fulbright Professorship at the University of Algiers in 1977-1978 and one at the University of Tunis in 1985, and a Fulbright Regional Research Award to Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia in 1989. Dr. Entelis has also directed three National Endowment for the Humanities summer institutes and seminars. Professor Entelis has lectured widely both in the United States and abroad to university, government, business, and community groups under the sponsorship of private, academic, and governmental institutions.

"Dr. Entelis is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly publications on the comparative and international politics of the Middle East and North Africa including: Pluralism and Party Transformation in Lebanon (1974) Comparative Politics of North Africa (1980, 1984), The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (1980, 1986, 1995, 2002), Political Elites in Arab North Africa (1982), Algeria: The Revolution Institutionalized (1986), Culture and Counterculture in Moroccan Politics (1989,1996), State and Society in Algeria (1992), and Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa (1997). He has also written scores of book chapters, articles and book reviews that have appeared in the leading scholarly journals in the fields of political science, international relations, Middle Eastern affairs, and North African studies.

"He has also published analytic pieces in The New York Times and Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others. Much of his extensive overseas research experience has been presented at numerous professional conferences in the US and abroad. His research has been supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Programs, the Ford Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, France’s National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), among others.

"Dr. Entelis is editor-in-chief of the Journal of North African Studies and Secretary of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), editor of Westview's series on "State, Culture, and Society in Arab North Africa," and is a member or former member of several prestigious bodies including Comité de Rédaction of Annuaire de l’Afrique du Nord, Board of Directors of the Tangier American Legation Museum Society (TALMS), Board of Directors of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, Academic Associate of the Atlantic Council of the United States, Board of Advisory Editors of Middle East Affairs Journal, Associate Editor of Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, and an invited participant of several discussion groups of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Lehrman Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and others.

"He consults frequently for private and public institutions including the U.S. Department of State, DIA, IFES, the Foreign Service Institute, the Public Broadcasting System, ABC Network News, CBS Network News, MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, Charlie Rose Show, CNN International,The New York Times and numerous universities and colleges in the United States and abroad." [1]

Select Grants [2]

  • Program Grants in Middle East Studies, Fordham University, 1980-2004:
American Middle East Peace Research Institute
Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO)
Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Charles and Elizabeth Holman Fund
Cigna Corporation
David Ben Gurion Centennial Committee
Esso Middle East
Hagop Kevorkian Fund
Hebrew Culture Foundation
Institute of Turkish Studies
Islamic Science Foundation
King Faisal Foundation
Lucius Littauer Foundation
Middle East Institute/US Outreach Fund
Mobil Oil Corporation
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
National Endowment for the Humanities
Texaco Philanthropic Foundation
The Mostazafan Foundation
U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
United States Institute of Peace

Affiliations [3]

  • Member, Advisory Board, The Lebanese Emigration Research Center (LERC), Notre Dame University(Lebanon), 2003-2006
  • Member, Board of Directors, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, Washington, D.C., 1998-2002
  • Member, Board of Directors, Maghreb Information Services, Princeton, NJ, 1994-2000.
  • Member, Board of Advisory Editors, Middle East Affairs Journal , 1993-present.
  • Associate Book Review Editor, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 1989-1995.
  • Series Editor, Westview Press Series on "State, Culture, and Society in Arab North Africa," 1988-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Institute for Maghrib Studies, 1984-1987; 1996-present
  • Academic Associate, Atlantic Council of the United States , 1985-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Rhodes Fulbright International Library , 1985-present.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Fordham University Press , 1979-1984.
  • Member, Inter-University Doctoral Consortia Project , Middle East Studies Group, 1976-1980.
  • Member, President's Council, Kevorkian Near Eastern Center of NYU ,1983-1990.
  • Member, Discussion Groups on the Middle East and North Africa, Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, 1982-present.
  • Member, Columbia University Seminar on the Middle East , 1982-present.
  • Member, Middle East Seminar on Lebanon, The Lehrman Institute , New York City, 1983.
  • Member, Turkey Seminar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New York City, 1983.
  • Outside Program Evaluator, Center for International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/Marquette University, August 1993.
  • Consultant, “Tunisia and Algeria,” Freedom House, 2004-2005.
  • Consultant, "North Africa," Oxford Analytica , Ltd, Oxford University, 1994-1999.
  • Consultant, "Algeria." RAND Corporation, 1995-96.
  • Consultant, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Morocco 1993.
  • Consultant, Educational Development Systems , Governance & Democracy Project, 1993.
  • Consultant, Agency for International Development, "Political Economy of Morocco," 1992.
  • Consultant, Phillips International, New York City, Middle East and North Africa, 1986-1990.
  • Consultant, U.S. Department of State, Office of Assessment and Long-Range Planning, Politics and Culture in Morocco, 1986-1987.
  • Consultant, Enron Corporation, "Algeria's SONATRACH," 1998.
  • Consultant, Chemical Bank , Middle East/North Africa Division, 1983-1984.
  • Consultant, ENSERCH Corporation, Political Risk Analysis, North Africa, 1983-1986.
  • Consultant, Frost and Sullivan , Political Risk Analysis, North Africa, 1980-1990.


  • Islam, Democracy, and the State in North Africa. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997.

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  1. John P. Entelis, Fordham University, accessed September 10, 2007.
  2. CV, John P. Entelis, accessed September 10, 2007.
  3. CV, John P. Entelis, accessed September 10, 2007.