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Political Science at UWindsor

Dr. Tom Najem

Dr. Tom Najem

Professor

Email: tnajem@uwindsor.ca
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext 5020
Office: Chrysler Hall North 1142


  • Ph.D., Durham University (UK), 1997
  • M.A., University of Windsor, 1993
  • B.A., University of Windsor, 1991
  • POLS 1300  Comparative Politics in a Changing World
  • POLS 2330  Politics of the Developing World
  • POLS 2350  Government and Politics in the Middle East
  • POLS 3600  International Conflict and Its Resolution
  • POLS 3650  The Middle East in International Relations
  • POLS 4610  Seminar in Theories of International Relations
  • POLS 4620  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research in International Relations
  • POLS 8320  Third World in International Relations
  • POLS 8330  International Political Economy

My work falls broadly within the disciplines of comparative politics of the developing world and international relations. I have three major areas of research, which overlap to some degree: 1) Middle Eastern politics; 2) the nexus between international intervention in civil conflict, the responsibility to protect (R2P), and the role of media; and 3) track two diplomacy and conflict resolution. The research programs contribute to ‘traditional’ academic knowledge through peer-reviewed publications, but also engage policy-makers and non-academics in exercises designed to produce policy relevant work. 

Most Recent Publications

  • Syria, Press Framing, and the Responsibility to Protect, 2017. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017,  (co-authored with Walter C. Soderlund, E. Donald Briggs)
  • Track Two Diplomacy and Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Old City Initiative, 2017. Routledge, 2017 (co-authored with Michael J. Molloy, Michael Bell, and John Bell)
  • Governance and Security in Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Old City Initiative, 2017. Routlege, 2017 (co-authored with Michael J. Molloy, Michael Bell, and John Bell)
  • Contested Sites in Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Old City Initiative, 2017. Routlege, 2017 (co-authored with Michael J. Molloy, Michael Bell, and John Bell)

Past Publications

  • Africa's Deadliest Conflict: Media Coverage of the Humanitarian Disaster in the Congo and the United Nations Response, 1997-2008. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012 (co-authored with Walter C. Soderlund, E. Donald Briggs, and Blake C. Roberts)
  • Lebanon: The Politics of a Penetrated Society. Routledge, 2011.