Maia Hallward

Maia HallwardsMaia Carter Hallward, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor jointly appointed with the PhD Program in International Conflict Management and the Department of Political Science and International Affairs.

She has worked and/or conducted research in a number of countries in the MENA region, including the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Oman, Morocco, and Israel. Dr. Hallward has over 13 years of teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary levels, and has designed original courses on a range of subjects in online as well as face to face formats.

Dr. Hallward currently chairs the curriculum committee of the School of Conflict Management Peacebuilding and Development, has received grants from the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center and the Department of Global Affairs for her research on women leaders in Arab monarchies, and has published four books and over a dozen peer-reviewed articles on topics related to the Middle East. Dr. Hallward conducted interviews with 20 women leaders in Morocco in October 2016 and with 20 women leaders in Oman in February 2016.

Dr. Hallward regularly teaches classes in Middle East Politics and international conflict management theory and practice. She earned a PhD in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service. Dr. Hallward will draw on her first-hand experience, research findings, and contacts in the region to contribute to the framing, planning, and facilitation of the proposed project.