Neda A Zawahri, Ph.D.
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Political Science
 Office: RT 1757
 Phone: 216-687-4544
 Email: N.ZAWAHRI@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1757, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ph.D., University of Virginia
 
Brief Bio:

Professor Zawahri's Research Interest Includes: Environmental Security; Conflict and Cooperation over International Rivers; Water Politics; Adapting in Climate Change; Hydropolitics in the Middle East and South Asian; Design and Impact of River Basin Commissions; and Empirical Analysis of Treaties Governing International Rivers. Extensive field research in the Middle East and South Asia.
 
Honors and Awards:
Merit Award for Research, 2012

Merit Award for Teaching and Research, 2011
 
Creative and Activities:
INVITED LECTURES

Arab Spring and its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute, Oberlin College, November 2012

Designing Treaties to Govern International Rivers, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2012

Governing International Rivers, Tel Aviv University, June 2012.

Designing Treaties to Govern International Rivers, Duke University, April 2012.

COUNTDOWN 2012: Middle East A Panel Discussion with Experts from North East Ohio, at Cleveland Council on World Affairs, March 2012.

The Arab Uprising of 2011, at Case Western Reserve University, February 2011.

Managing the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers to Facilitate Cooperation and mitigate Conflict, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Center, October 2010.

Managing International Rivers in the Middle East and South Asia, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, March 2010.

Adapting to Climate Change in the Middle East, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, March 2010.

An Introduction to Iran, Cleveland Council on World Affairs' Bridges Across the World Program, October 2009.

Governing Middle Eastern Waters, University of Michigan Law School, April 2009.

Attempts to Govern the Jordan River System, New Mexico State University, February 2009.

INVITED WORKSHOPS

Securitization of Migration, Water, and Climate Change Linkages in the Middle East, Water Security Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December 2012 (with Jeannie Sowers and Erika Weinthal)

Advancing Cooperation in the Euphrates and Tigris Region: Institutional Development and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Law and International Law, Okan University and the Euphrates and Tigris Initiative for Cooperation, May 2012.

Assessing Household Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa, International Water Security Conference, Oxford University April, 2012 (with Jeannie Sowers and Erika Weinthal).

Building Institutional Adaptive Capacity to Respond to Climate Change in the Middle East, Building Adaptive Capacity to Respond to Climate Change in the Middle East Yale University September 2010.

Climate Adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Workshop at Harvard University, May 2010.

Politics of "Dirty" Water in the Middle East and North Africa, Workshop on Water Security, International Studies Association, February 2010.
 
Research Grants:
Co-Principal Investigator, USAID Technical Leadership Annual Program, 2012

Faculty Scholarship Initiative Award, 2011

Co-Principal Investigator Social Science Research Council, 2011

Co-Principal Investigator U.S. Department of Education Title VI-A Grant, 2005