Albadr SS Alshateri, Ph.D. PROFESSOR

Dr. Albadr SS Alshateri is an Adjunct Professor at National Defense College. Prior to taking up his current position, Dr. Alshateri was a Researcher at the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces. He also held other posts in the UAE military including a Political Advisor at the GHQ.

Previously, he worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Michigan for several years. Dr. Alshateri received his Bachelors Degree Political Science, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from Indiana University–Bloomington. He also received a Certificate in African Studies from the same university. He obtained his Masters Degree in Political Science, and another second Masters in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Alshateri received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the same university specializing in Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Economy. His research interests include state formation in the developing countries, social change and movement, public policy, regional politics, and international political economy.

Dr. Alshateri has contributed papers to various symposia and international conferences on different subjects regarding Middle East politics and Gulf security. Dr. Alshateri was awarded the Richard P. Mitchell Memorial Prize from the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan; Top Student’s Prize from the Ministry of Education, UAE; and the Sheikh Rashid Award from the Culture and Science Symposium in Dubai. He also won an award for his dissertation entitled “The Political Economy of State Formation: The United Arab Emirates in Comparative Perspective” from the Society for Arab Gulf Studies. Dr. Alshateri has had many articles published in the International Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Al Ittihad newspaper (Abu Dhabi), Al Khaleej Times (Sharjah) and Gulf News (Dubai). Dr. Alshateri is married and has five children and lives in his hometown of Abu Dhabi.