Hayat Alvi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor National Security Affairs
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Hayat Alvi joined the U.S. Naval War College in 2007. Previously, she served as an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at American University in Cairo from 2001-05 and as the director of the International Studies Program at Arcadia University from 2005-07. She specializes in international relations, political economy and comparative politics with regional expertise in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. She also specializes in Islamic studies and genocide studies. She is proficient in Arabic and Urdu and is a Fulbright Fellow (Syria, 1993-94). Alvi has published numerous articles, books and book chapters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Gender Studies
  • India
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East
  • National Security
  • Policy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Women, Peace, and Security

Professional Highlights


Associate Professor

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

Online Professor, Master’s in Diplomacy (MDY) Program

Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Director of International Studies Program

Assistant Professor of International Studies, Department of History
Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Copyeditor / Language Specialist



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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Research Contributions and Publications

The Political Economy and Islam of the Middle East: The Case of Tunisia
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

Chapter, "Jordan's National Security,"
Handbook of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Palgrave, 2018

U.S.-Egyptian Security Cooperation: The Western ‘Frenemy’ in Complex Bilateral Relations
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
March 2017

Chapter, “The Gulabi Gang Model of Gender Justice and Security,” in Critical Themes and Perspectives in Global Security
Papers from the Women, Security & Peace (WPS) 2016 Conference
U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI (May 2016)

Awards and Decorations

Recipient of Faculty Service Award for 2018-2019

Certificate of Recognition for Ten Years of Service
U.S. Government, USNWC, 2017

Certificate of Recognition for Five Years of Service
U.S. Government, USNWC, 2012

First-Place Winner, Patricia Roberts Harris Essay Contest
U.S. Ralph Bunche Center, Howard University, Washington, DC., 1998

External Memberships and Associations

Faculty Advisory Group with the Provost, USNWC, Newport, RI
Committee Member

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Reading List
Committee Member

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