Professor Eugene Rogan

Eugene Rogan is Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He took his B.A. in economics from Columbia, and his M.A. and PhD in Middle Eastern history from Harvard.  He has taught the modern history of the Middle East in Oxford since 1991.  His books have been translated into 10 languages, and they include 'The Arabs: A History', 'Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire', and Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East. The former has been named one of the best books of 2009 by The Economist, The Financial Times, and The Atlantic Monthly, and Eugene has also received the Albert Hourani Book Award of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Fuad Köprülü Prize of the Turkish Studies Association.




Professor Dawn Chatty

Dawn Chatty is a social anthropologist whose Middle East interests include forced migration and development issues, particularly the impact of prolonged conflict on refugee young people. She is also a practitioner, having carefully developed her career in universities in the United States, Lebanon, Syria and Oman, as well as with a number of development agencies such as the UNDP, UNICEF, FAO and IFAD. After taking her undergraduate degree with honours at University of California at Los Angeles, she took a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, Netherlands. She returned to UCLA to take her PhD in Social Anthropology under the late Professor Hilda Kuper. Following the award of a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, Dr Chatty researched and published Dispossession and Displacement in the Modern Middle East.




Dr Eamonn Molloy

Dr Eamonn Molloy is the Tutorial Fellow in Management Studies at Pembroke College, and Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is internationally recognised for his research that develops innovative approaches to understanding complex organization design, with particular emphasis on the strategic dynamics of project, programme and portfolio based organizations, and the role of technology in professional and organizational change. He is an Honorary Fellow of the International Consulting Economists Association (ICEA) and an Associate Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)

Eamonn’s current research focuses on connecting organization theory with theories of project and programme management. More broadly, his interests lie in understanding the relationships between work, technology and organization. In the early stages of development is a project that explores the link between capital theory and current policy framings of sustainability, in particular through concepts such as natural capital and eco-system services




Dr Walter Armbrust

Dr Walter Armbrust is an Albert Hourani Fellow and University Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. He is a cultural anthropologist, and author of Mass Culture and Modernism in Egypt and various other works focusing on popular culture, politics and mass media in Egypt.

Dr Armbrust received his BA from Washington, his MA from Oxford and his MA, PhD from Michigan. He is currently working on an ethnography of the January 25th Revolution in Egypt, titled A Symbolic Revolution: Culture and Politics in Post-Mubarak Egypt