Hayat Alvi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor National Security Affairs
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Hayat Alvi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor (civilian) in the National Security Affairs Department at the US NWC. Previously she served as Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the American University in Cairo (2001-2005), and as Director of the International Studies Program at Arcadia University, Glenside, PA (2005-2007). She specializes in International Relations, Political Economy, Comparative Politics with regional expertise in Middle East and North Africa and South Asia, along with Islamic Studies. She is proficient in Arabic and Urdu, and she is a Fulbright Fellow (Syria, 1993-1994). Dr. Alvi has numerous published articles and books and book chapters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counterterrorism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • Human Rights
  • India
  • International Relations
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Pakistan
  • Security Cooperation
  • Syria
  • Terrorism

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor

Entered the US NWC as Associate Professor, teaching and conducting all professorial duties and responsibilities.


Ph.D., Howard University, 2001, Political Science

M.A., University of Michigan, 1993, Near Eastern Studies

B.A., University of South Florida, 1990, International Studies

B.A., University of South Florida, 1990, Journalism

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