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.