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About David Mednicoff

David Mednicoff is Assistant Professor of Public Policy, as well as Honors Program Director of the Social Thought and Political Economy program. He has a broad background in international law and politics. His research focuses on the rule of law in contemporary Arab societies and their prospects for political democratization. Mednicoff has been a Fulbright scholar in both Morocco and Qatar; other recent awards in support of his research include a grant from Georgetown University to study the regulation of migrant workers in Arab countries and a 2010-2011 (non-resident) research fellowship from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Mednicoff is a frequent commentator in the media on issues related to politics in the Middle East, and has presented his work to policymakers in Washington at forums sponsored by the Department of State and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Present Assistant Professor, Public Policy & Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Honors Program Director, Social Thought and Political Economy Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Steering Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage & Society

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Awarded a $1.01 million grant to be principal investigator for interdisciplinary research on legal development and practices in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

Contact Information

Center for Public Policy & Administration
120 Gordon Hall
418 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst Ma, 01003


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