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Anders C. Hardig

Anders Härdig is Director of the Global Scholars Program and Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Comparative Politics and Regional Studies program at American University’s School of International Service. His main fields of expertise are international politics and comparative and regional studies with a special focus on social movements and grassroots networks in the Middle East. He is the recipient of several scholarships and grants, including a Fulbright scholarship, the Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, and multiple grants from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.

He has worked as a researcher and consultant for American and European companies on projects in the Middle East, but his current research on the changing role of Islam in politics brings him regularly to South Asia, particularly Dhaka, Bangladesh. His publications include the articles “Too Many Enemies: Mobilization, Marginalization and Political Violence” (co-author; 2016) and “Beyond the Arab Revolts: Conceptualizing Civil Society in the Middle East and North Africa (2014).


  • –present
    Professorial Lecturer, American University


  • 2011 
    School of International Service, American University, PhD International Relations