Institution: Haverford College
BPC Research Period: July 14th to October 8th, 2015
Dr. Raslan Ibrahim was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Haverford College (Pennsylvania, USA) during the academic year 2014-2015. He also taught at the University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and for the Global Leadership Program at Charles University in Prague.
Dr. Raslan’s research interests include Conflicts in the Middle East, Human Rights in the Middle East, International Politics of the Middle East, and International Relations Theory. Raslan earned his PhD in International Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. His doctoral studies were funded by several grants including a Fulbright scholarship. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During his studies at the Hebrew University, Raslan co-founded ‘Students For Peace’ and was a member of several Arab-Jewish organizations for peace and co-existence.
Dr. Raslan also has professional experience working as a correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), covering Israeli and Palestinian affairs. He also coordinated the University of Denver’s Human Rights Program in Jerusalem, which included academic courses on human rights and conflict resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and internships in human rights organizations in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Raslan is an Israeli-Arab-Druze and he is a native fluent in Arabic, Hebrew and English.