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Oz Hassan

Dr Oz Hassan is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick. He is currently finalising work from his Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders project entitled Transatlantic Interests and Democratic Possibility in a Transforming Middle East (2013-2016). The project analyses US and EU policy in Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia in order to access how "conflicts of interest" continue in the post-Arab Spring environment, and how these can be overcome to promote democracy.

Dr Hassan is an associate at LSE Ideas' on the United States International Affairs Programme and a former visiting scholar on the Democracy and Rule of Law programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C. He has also held the position of chair of the US Foreign Policy Working group, which is Europe's largest academic grouping dedicated to the study of US foreign policy and is currently on its advisory committee. He was also a founding member of the British International Studies Magazine International Studies Today, and served as the editor-in-chief for a two-year period.

Dr Hassan worked on the European Commission funded Framework 7 Programme's EU-GRASP and GR:EEN. He joined PAIS in 2009, shortly before completing his ESRC funded doctoral research on US democracy promotion in the Middle East and North Africa. Subsequently, he completed his monograph, entitled Constructing America's Freedom Agenda for the Middle East: Democracy or Domination, after conducting extended research in the region. He has also spent considerable time living in Washington D.C. as a British Research Council Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center in The United States Library of Congress. His expertise has provided substantial interaction with the policy-making community both dometically and internationally.

Dr Hassan's research is theoretically driven but empirically rich, which has led to numerous citations by policymakers, international media and other stakeholders. Theoretically, Oz’s work has further developed a Constructivist Institutionalist (CI) methodology within a comparative framework, and state of the art qualitative research methods. As such, his methods include various forms and expertise in Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS), data visualisation, and big data management and analysis. Innovations in this area have allowed Dr Hassan to provide training both domestically and internationally to public and private companies.

Throughout his time at Warwick, Dr Hassan has developed his research interests in American Foreign and Security Policy, European Foreign and Security Policy, Middle Eastern Politics, democratisation theory, and constructivism in International Relations. This has resulted in the publication of a monograph, an edited special edition of the International Journal of Human rights, and multiple articles and book chapters.

See Oz's publications here

nsp-0158.jpgEmail: O.A.HASSAN@Warwick.ac.uk

Teaching Information

Undergraduate:

PO219: Theories of International Relations

Postgraduate:

P0966: Concepts and Theories of International Security

Advice and Feedback Hours in office number E1.18:

Terms 1 & 2:

Monday 09.30-10.30

Wednesday 11.30-12.30

Term 3:

By appointment

Research Interests:

Security Studies
International Relations
Foreign Policy Analysis
Constructivism
Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
US Foreign Policy
EU & European Security
Transatlantic Relations
Middle Eastern Foreign & Security Policy
Domestic & International Terrorism
WMD
Critical Techno-Geopolitics
Democracy Promotion Theory and Practice

Research Grants and Funding:
  • ESRC Future Research Leaders Award: Transatlantic Interests and Democratic Possibility in a Transforming Middle East (£215000) 2013-2016
  • RCUK Global Uncertanties - ESRC-AHRC-DSTL Futures and Innovation: Science and Security - Research Impact and the Co-Production of Knowledge (£125,000) led by Stuart Croft, with George Christou, Jon Coaffee and Nick Vaughan-Williams; 2013-2015
  • The Compagnia di San Paolo: EUSPRING (€138500 of €500000) 2013-2015
  • ESRC Seminar Series: The Future of American Power (£17500 led by Adam Quinn the University of Birmingham) 2013-2015
  • Institute for Advanced Studies: Summer School on Practice based Studies (£18000) 2013
  • US Embassy London: Early Career Day Funding (£2950) 2013
  • Institute for Advanced Studies: European Frontiers Fund (£4000) 2011
  • PAIS CARP Workshop Grant (£2000) 2011 & (£3500) 2012
  • ESRC/AHRC: British Research Council Fellowship at the Library of Congress (£6000) 2008
Scholarships, Fellowships and Affliations:
  • Associate LSE Ideas United States International Affairs Programme.
  • Visiting Scholar (September 2013-) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, Democracy and Rule of Law Program.
  • Research Fellow (July 2011 – July 2012) EU Framework 7 Programme Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks; The University of Warwick.
  • Research Fellow (September 2009 - June 2011) EU Framework 7 Programme Changing Multilateralism: The EU as a Global-Regional Actor in Security and Peace; The University of Warwick.
  • Research Assistant (July 2009 - September 2009) EU Framework 7 Programme Changing Multilateralism: The EU as a Global-Regional Actor in Security and Peace; The University of Warwick.
  • British Research Council Fellow (January-July 2008) John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
  • ESRC 1+3 Postgraduate Studentship, (September 2004 - June 2009) The University of Birmingham, UK.