Sam Cherribi

Senior Lecturer, Emory University

Sam Cherribi (PhD, University of Amsterdam) is Senior Lecturer at Emory University (MESAS) and Associate Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He also directs the Emory Development Initiative (EDI), which promotes development in low-income countries and works with faculty in Emory’s Institute of Human Rights.

Prior to moving to Emory in 2003, Dr. Cherribi served as a Member of Parliament in The Netherlands for two consecutive four-year terms (1994-2002), during which time he also represented The Netherlands in the Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the West European Union. He speaks five languages fluently.

With three decades of experience working in the public and private sectors, Dr. Cherribi is often interviewed by news organizations on developments in European and Middle East and North African (MENA) regions, and is an often-invited public speaker. Dr. Cherribi also has extensive experience in the fields of journalism, translation, and management consulting.

Dr. Cherribi’s book In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed was published in paperback in 2013 by Oxford University Press. His most recent book is Fridays of Rage: Aljazeera and the Arab Spring, published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

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