Guest: Joshua Stacher is an assistant professor in Kent State University’s Department of Political Science where he teaches and researches Middle East politics, hereditary succession, Islamist movements including Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. His book Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria (2012) compares institutions and co-optation to explain authoritarian adaptation. He also serves on the editorial committee of Middle East Research and Information Project http://www.merip.org/. He earned his doctorate from the University of St. Andrews' School of International Relations and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Middle East Studies Program at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School for Citizenship. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and lived abroad for nine years (1998-2007), mostly in Cairo.
Information and links to his articles posted at http://www.personal.kent.edu/~jstacher/