Mohamed Rabie

mohamed rabie

Dr. Rabie is distinguished professor of International political economy He studied in Egypt, Germany and the United States and holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Houston. He taught at several Arab and American universities, including Kuwait University, Georgetown University, The Johns Hopkins University, The American University, Texas Southern University, Al Akhawayn University and the School of Governance and Economics in Morocco. Between 2001 and 2004 he was a guest professor at St. Galen University in Switzerland and between 1998 and 2000 Dr. Rabie served as an academic advisor to Erfurt University in Germany and was its US representative.
Prof. Rabie has published a total of 36 books in English and Arabic. English books include: The Politics of Foreign Aid (Praeger, 1988); A Vision for the Transformation of the Middle East; The New World Order (Vantage Press, 1992); Conflict Resolution and the Middle East Peace Process; Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (Praeger, 1994); the US-PLO Dialogue (University Press of Florida, 1995); The Making of History; Saving Capitalism and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); and Global Economic and Cultural Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He has a soon to be published book, Sustainable Societal Development.
Arabic Books include: The Brain Drain; Economy and Society; the Other Side of the Arab Defeat; the Making of American Foreign Policy; The Making of the Arab Future; Leadership and the Making of History; Culture and the Arab Identity Crisis; Arabs’ Self-Destruction; the Making of History; Sustainable Societal Development. In addition, Dr. Rabie published in Arabic a short story, A Journey with Worries; two novels, Escape in the Sun’s Eye and the Jahlawad Kingdom; and 3 books of poetry, in addition to his memoirs of 5 books, Memories that defy Forgetting; and more than 60 scholarly papers and over 1000 newspaper articles.
Prof. Rabie had previously served as a board member of the Arab Fund for Technical Assistance for African Countries; and the steering committee of the Euro-Arab Dialogue. Currently, Dr. Rabie is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the Arab Thought Forum, and the Advisory board of the UNESCO–sponsored “Book in a Newspaper,” project, and a few other associations. Between 1971 and 1976 Dr. Rabie was the founding editor of the Social Sciences Quarterly published by Kuwait University.
Prof. Rabie has participated in tens of conferences, seminars, and dialogue groups in more than fifty countries. Between 1989 and 1992, he had been a member of both the Harvard University team and the Brookings Institutions working group to advance peace and economic development in the Middle East. He was also a board member of the Search for Common Ground Middle East Initiative, which is based on the ideas he articulated in his booklet, A Vision for the Transformation of the Middle East. Dr. Rabie is the recipient of several grants and awards as student and professor from American, Egyptian, German, Jordanian, Kuwaiti and UN agencies and foundations.
In 1985 Dr. Rabie predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union in a lecture at the German Institute for Economics and Politics (Stiftung wiesenschaft und politics); and in 1988 he conceived the idea of the US-PLO dialogue, drafted the original document that guided negotiations, and coordinated the secret contacts between the US and the PLO that led the US government to recognize the PLO, open a dialogue with it and launch the peace process. In 1992, Prof. Rabie predicted the Great Recession in his book, The New World Order, but the recession was delayed by some 10 years due to the unexpected advent of the Internet. And as for “The Arab Spring,” he predicted the scenario of the upheaval and the Islamic forces ascension to power in more than one article and study and in his book, the Making of the Arab Future published in 2001, as well as in a poem written in 1994.

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