Abdel Mahdi Alsoudi
2005 - 2006 IPF Fellow
Denver University, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)
Affiliation: Professor of Politics and Middle East studies at GSIS, Denver University; Director of Jordan Policy Center; Professor of Political Sociology at the Sociology Department, Jordan University, Amman; Lecturer and supervisor at the Center for Strategic Studies in Jordan
2005 - 2006: American aid, democratization and political reform in the Arab world in the last decade: The case of Jordan
The objectives of the project are to increase understanding about United States aid policies to Jordan and other Arab countries and assess their impact on democratization and political reform during the last decade; examine US levels of aid funding to Jordan and other Arab countries during the last decade; conduct interviews with relevant policymakers regarding future policy that will be followed for the allocation of US aid for the new 'Greater Middle East' goals and criteria for democracy; and write a research paper and policy study with recommendations for relevant policymakers, parliamentarians, political parties, media and academic circles in the United States, Jordan and other Arab countries.
Professor of politics and Middle East studies at GSIS
Director of Jordan Policy Center, Denver University