Stéphane Lacroix, Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Program

Dr Stéphane Lacroix is Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Program, an Associate Professor at Sciences Po, researcher at CERI (Sciences Po, Center for International Studies), and Associate Researcher at the Center for Economic, Judicial, and Social Study and Documentation (CEDEJ) in Cairo, Egypt. He teaches a course on “Islam and Politics in a Changing Middle East”. Dr Lacroix previously served as a post-doctorate researcher under the Abbassi Program, Islamic Studies Department, Stanford University.

He has published several books, including “Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia” (Harvard University Press, 2011), “Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam” (Ed. Asef Bayat, Oxford University Press, 2013), and “Taking to the Streets: Activism, Arab Uprisings and Democratization” (Ed. L. Khatib/E. Lust-Okar, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Dr Lacroix has also published research articles in The International Journal of Middle East Studies, The Middle East Journal, The Journal of Democracy, la Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée, and Politique Étrangère.

Dr Lacroix received his PhD from Sciences Po, and holds two Master’s degrees in Language and Arab Civilizations (INALCO), and Mathematics (Paris VI). In 2008, he received the “prix de thèse” from the French Association for the Social Sciences of Religion (AFSR).

Tamirace Fakhoury, 2020-2022 Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair

Dr Tamirace Fakhoury is a Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair,  Visiting Professor at Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Associate Professor in Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University (LAU), and Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR), LAU. She is currently teaching a course at PSIA on “Refugee Governance and Policy in the Middle East.” Dr Fakhoury’s areas of expertise include migration and refugee governance, power-sharing, political transitions and democratization in the Middle East, the European Union’s external policy in the Middle East and North Africa, norm contestation and polycentric governance in the international system.

She has published a book on “Democracy and Power-Sharing in Stormy Weather: the Case of Lebanon” (Springer: Wiesbaden, 2009), and contributed to numerous journal articles in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, International Journal of Middle East Studies, European Foreign Affairs Review and International Migration.

Dr Fakhoury holds a PhD in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.

Pete W. Moore, 2020-2022 Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair

Dr Pete W. Moore is a Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair, Visiting Professor at PSIA, Sciences Po, and Marcus A. Hanna Associate Professor of Politics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

He serves on the editorial board of Middle East Report, MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom (North America), and helps direct the project, Security in Context. Dr Moore has held previous positions at Concordia University in Montreal, Dartmouth College, the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. His research and publications explore issues of political economy and critical security studies in the Gulf and the Levant. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled, “Jordan’s Long War: State Building and War Economies.”

Dr Moore received his B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute, an M.A. from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from McGill University.

Morgan Packer, Kuwait Program Manager

Mrs Morgan Packer is Manager of the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po. She holds a Master’s Degree from Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, with a thematic focus on global risk and a regional focus on Middle East studies.

She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA. Mrs Packer has previously worked in consulting and project management at UNESCO, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Harvard University, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Pathfinder International.