Dean & CEO

Marwan M. Kraidy

Marwan M. Kraidy is a scholar of global communication and an authority on Arab media, culture, and politics. An award-winning author and Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Kraidy’s research centers around the relationship between culture and geopolitics, theories of identity and modernity, and global media systems and industries. He is also an expert on the Middle East and fluent in Arabic.

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