Ezzedine C. Fishere

Visiting Professor

Ezzedine C. Fishere is a visiting professor at Dartmouth College since September 2016, where he teaches courses on Middle East politics and cultures. Before coming to Dartmouth, he taught at the Political Science department of the American University in Cairo, worked as a diplomat, wrote novels and – since the Tahrir Uprising, got engaged in Egyptian politics. This includes advising pro-democracy political groups, writing extensively for Arabic and international media outlets, and speaking about Middle East political realities – to the media and in conferences.

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Fishere has a diplomatic experience, both with Egyptian Foreign Service and the United Nations missions in the Middle East and East Africa. He worked as a policy adviser to the Egyptian foreign minister, in charge of Arab-Israeli issues and Regional Security (2005 – 2007); as a senior political adviser to the United Nations Missions in Sudan (2004-2005), as a senior political advisor to the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) in Jerusalem (2001 - 2004); and as head of the political section at the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv (1999 -2001). He also directed the Arab-Israeli project at the International Crisis Group (2007 - 2008).

Fishere published seven novels in Arabic, mostly depicting Egyptian social and political decay. Two of which were nominated for the Arabic Booker Prize (2008 and 2011) and another two turned into a Pan-Arab TV series. His “Embrace at Brooklyn Bridge”, a novel on identity construction and transformation, was translated to English and published in 2017. Other novels are being translated to English, Italian and Hebrew.

At Dartmouth, Fishere teaches courses on Arab Political Thought (MES12.05/GOVT60.17), America and the Middle East (MES12.04/GOVT20.08), Egypt’s Society, Politics and Culture (MES12.01), Introduction to Middle East Politics (MES08), Arab Revolutions (MES07.01), Politics of Israel Palestine (JWST40.01) and Foreign Policy of Middle Eastern States (GOVT50). 


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Bartlett 204
HB 6191
Middle Eastern Studies
PH D Universite de Montreal, 1998
MA University of Ottawa, 1995
Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA- Paris) 1992
BSc University of Cairo, 1987