Wikistrat Expert Dr. Amr Al Azm

Dr. Amr Al Azm

Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology

Dr. Amr Al Azm is an associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio. He has taught at the University of Damascus (1999-2006) and served Dean of University Requirements at the Arab European University (2005-2006). He is also a keen observer of Middle East events, in particular Syria and its neighboring states.

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Biography

Dr. Amr Al Azm is an associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio. He has excavated a number of sites including Tell Hamoukar in Syria and one possibly associated with Ghengis Khan’s final resting place in Mongolia. He was the Director of Scientific and Conservation Laboratories at the General Department of Antiquities and Museums (1999-2004) and Head of the Centre for Archaeological Research at the University of Damascus (2003-2006).

He has taught at the University of Damascus (1999-2006) and served Dean of University Requirements at the Arab European University (2005-2006). He is also a keen observer of Middle East events, in particular Syria and its neighbours. He was a visiting Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University (2006-2009) teaching courses in political science and anthropology (2006-2009).

While working in Syria, Al Azm was a first-hand observer and sometime participant of the reform processes instigated by Bashar Al-Assad. Al Azm is an active member of the Syrian opposition and serves on the executive committee of the Day After Project.

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Academic Qualifications:
PHD in Archaeology from the University of London
MSC in Bioarchaeology from the University of London
BA in Archaeology of Western Asia from the University of London

Areas of Expertise:
Syria
Lebanon
Arab Spring

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