Omar Dahi

Co-Director, Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Program and PERI Research Associate

Omar S. Dahi is an associate professor of economics at Hampshire College and co-director of the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding program and research associate at PERI, University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests are in the political economy of development in the Middle East, South-South relations, comparative regionalism, peace and conflict studies, and critical security studies. He has published in academic outlets such as the Journal of Development EconomicsApplied EconomicsSouthern Economic JournalPolitical GeographyMiddle East Report, Forced Migration Review, and Critical Studies on Security. His last book South-South Trade and Finance in the 21st Century: Rise of the South or a Second Great Divergence (co-authored with Firat Demir) explores the ambiguous developmental impact of the new economic linkages among countries of the global South. He is the project director of the “Security and Geopolitics in a Global Middle East” project hosted at PERI and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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