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  • PhD, University of Toronto

  • MA, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

  • BA (Honors), University of Western Ontario



  • Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (2023-present)

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge (Wolfson College and Center for Islamic Studies (2022)

  • Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2013-2023) Director, Center for Middle East Studies (2012-2023); Assistant Professor (2008-2012)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-Los Angeles and Global Fellow, UCLA International Institute (2007-2008)

  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University (2005-2007)

  • Research Affiliate, Center for Middle Easter Studies, Harvard University (2005-2006)

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2004-2005); Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo (2003-2004)


Research and Expertise:

Middle East and Islamic affairs, religion and democracy, secularism, comparative politics and political theory, politics of the Middle East, democracy and human rights, Islam-West relations.

Nader Hashemi Joins Georgetown University

Introducing CMES Director Nader Hashemi

Professor Quickly Becoming Expert on the Middle East

An Interview on Teaching the Middle East the University of Denver

Biography: About
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