About Dr. Momani

Dr. Bessma Momani is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Canada. She is Senior Fellow at the Centre For International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), a 2015 Fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and a regular media analyst and contributor to national and international media on international affairs and on global economic governance issues.

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    Dr. Momani's writings have been featured in international newspapers, mainly on the Middle East.

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    Dr. Momani in the process of being filmedA trusted name in political analysis of news events, Dr. Momani weighs in on international affairs.

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Publications & Research

The author and editor of nine books and over 80 scholarly journal articles and chapters, Dr. Momani's work examines the intersection between international politics and the global economy.

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    Middle East

    Writing about the Middle East, Dr. Momani examines the global politics of the Arab Spring, as well as the political economy of the region and its relationship to the global political economy.

  • International Organizations (IOs)

    Writing about IOs, Dr. Momani examines the IMF culture, organizational behaviour of IOs, and means of reforming IOs.

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    Professionals and Experts

    Dr. Momani is examining the growing global influence of management consulting firms and the use of experts in government policy-making across the global economy.

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    Diversity, Populism, and Resiliency

    From the integration of Arab youth in Canada to the rise of right-wing global populism, Dr. Momani examines modern socio-political issues.

Consulting Services

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Stategic Advice and Analysis

Dr. Momani has provided private and public sector clients with insightful analysis and strategic advice on investment opportunities in the Middle East, political risk analysis, research and analysis on sectoral opportunities and challenges in expanding their business operations globally. Most recently, she has worked as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in devising a new set of policy guidelines for its more than 2000 staff members. Dr. Momani has also provided business presentations to law firms, oil and gas companies, and global manufacturers on where and how to expand their markets, particularly in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arab Gulf countries. If your company is considering expanding its services or products into new global markets, contact Dr. Momani for strategic advice and consulting services.