Raslan IbrahimAssistant Professor, Coordinator of the International Relations Major
Raslan Ibrahim is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations. His research and teaching interests include International Politics of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, International Relations Theory, Sovereignty, Human Rights, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Raslan was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and he also taught at Haverford College, University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and Charles University (Czech Republic). Raslan also has professional experience working as a correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Arabic) and Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), covering Israeli and Palestinian affairs.
Book Review, “Towards a Westphalia for the Middle East” by Patrick Milton, Michael Axworthy, and Brendan Simms (New York: Oxford University Press 2019) in Ethics & International Affairs (Spring 2020).
“A Human Rights Approach to Conflict Resolution,” Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 33, Issue 3, Fall 2019, 261-273 (with Claudia Fuentes-Julio).
“Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreements” in Claudia Fuentes Julio and Paula Drumond (eds.), Human Rights and Conflict Resolution: Bridging the theoretical and Practical Divide (Routledge, 2018), 201-221 (With Edy Kaufman).
“Primary and Secondary Institutions in Regional International Societies: Sovereignty and the League of Arab States” in Tonny Brems Knudsen and Cornelia Navari (eds.), International Organization in the Anarchical Society: The Institutional Structure of World Order (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), 293-319.
“Regional Organizations and Internal Conflict: The Arab League and the Arab Spring,” (Global South Unit for Mediation: BRICS Policy Center, 2016).
PLSC 140: S/International Politics
An introduction to the concepts and relationships characterizing the modern international system. Based on a review of historical and contemporary developments, students will be challenged to evaluate issues of continuity and change, states and non-state actors, conflict and cooperation, and power and principles. Approaches to international order, such as international law and organizations, the balance of power, and integration will be addressed, along with contemporary problems in the post-Cold War world.
PLSC 428: Middle East Politics
This course examines key issues in the domestic politics and international relations of major countries of the Middle East. These include intra-Arab conflicts, the Arab-Israeli dispute, and religious conflicts.
PLSC 442: Human Rights in Global Perspec
A study of the philosophical, cultural and theoretical bases of human rights institutions, practices, problems, and problems at the international and domestic levels with special focus on the Third World. The course will define and analyze the causes of human rights violations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and assess the efficacy of such international and regional organizations as the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and the Organization of African Unity in protecting and promoting these rights.