Department of Political Science


Dr M. Rodwan Abouharb

Associate Professor of International Relations
Room: 2.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4922 (x24922)
Email: m.abouharb@ucl.ac.uk



Professional Appointments:

Guest Editor, Social Sciences, May 2020

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Human Rights, 2017-Present
  • Editorial Board, Cogent Social Sciences, 2017-2019
  • Expert for Campaign for Social Science, London, 2016-Present
  • Associate Professor of International Relations 2012-Present: University College London, Department of Political Science (Permanent Position)
  • Assistant Professor of International Relations 2009-2012: University College London, Department of Political Science (Permanent Position)
  • Fellow of the Institute for Human Rights, University College London, 2009-Present
  • Assistant Professor 2005-2009: Louisiana State University, Department of Political Science (Tenure-Track)


  • 2005 Ph.D.    Political Science, Binghamton University, State University of New York. Specializations, International Relations & Comparative Politics
  • 2002              ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods, University of Michigan       
  • 2000 M.A.     Political Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York 
  • 1998 B.Sc.    Politics and Modern History, Brunel University, London

My research places particular emphasis on understanding how both domestic and international socio-economic processes affect the human security of citizens around the world. My focus to date has been understanding the human rights and human security consequences of policies promoted by international organisations like the United Nations and other members of the UN family including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Trade Organisation (WTO).



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  • I teach modules on rebellion, economic and social rights and international relations theory and practice.
  • I would be interested in supervising PhD students who are asking theoretically important and empirically substantive questions linking domestic and international processes to governments’ human rights practices.
Awards and Honours
  • LSU “Rainmaker Award” Top 100 Research Faculty at Louisiana State University, 2008.
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Binghamton University, 2004.