Valentine Moghadam Professor of Sociology and Director of Middle East Program firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.6163 Expertise development and globalization, Iran, Iran conflict, political sociology of the Middle East and North Africa, social movements, transnational activism, transnational feminist networks Valentine Moghadam in the Press The Controversy Over the Arab World’s First Female Prime Minister I asked Valentine M. Moghadam, a professor at Northeastern University who researches women’s rights in the Middle East and the author of books including ‘From Patriarchy to Empowerment,’ what she thinks of the appointment. Is it more than just a fig leaf? “Definitely,” she says. “Even if — similar to several recent male prime ministers — she is unable […] An assessment of Trump’s Syria pullback: a misstep or a credibility calamity? “US withdrawal is in principle a good decision, but the modality has been entirely wrong-headed: too abrupt, leaving allies in the lurch and enabling the Turkish invasion,” Valentine Moghadam, a professor of sociology and international affairs at Northeastern University, wrote in an e-mail. World Politics Review Iran’s Conservatives Stifle Moves to Expand Women’s Rights Women’s groups in Iran recently reported that women were barred from attending a major volleyball tournamentfeaturing the men’s Olympic team. In an email interview, Val Moghadam, a professor of sociology and international affairs at Northeastern University, discusses the state of women’s rights in Iran. Valentine Moghadam for Northeastern Global News So the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. What does that mean to me? So the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. What does that mean to me? President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran, announcing that stringent economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated. “How we’re better off in terms of U.S. national security, I’m not entirely clear,” said political science professor and terrorism theorist Max Abrahms. What it will take to end the conflict in Afghanistan What it will take to end the conflict in Afghanistan Professor Valentine Moghadam says President Trump's hardline on Pakistan could bring some results to the conflict in Afghanistan. Faculty experts reflect on Trump’s foreign trip Faculty experts reflect on Trump’s foreign trip President Trump’s aides praised his first foreign trip as commander in chief. But others viewed the overseas swing as nothing more than “some firm handshakes, forced smiles, and awkward sword dances.” We asked two fauclty members—Valentine Moghadam, director of the International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, and John Portz, interim chair of the Department of Political Science—to give their takes. 3Qs: Growing tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran 3Qs: Growing tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran The two Middle East nations are in the midst of a heightened diplomatic confrontation that has garnered the attention of the global community. Professor Valentine Moghadam, an international affairs expert, explains why relations between these countries have been strained for some time. Northeastern experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad Northeastern experts analyze recent terror attacks abroad An interdisciplinary group of five Northeastern faculty experts reacted to and examined last week’s terror attacks in Beirut and Paris at a panel discussion Tuesday night. The pressing issues facing Europe The pressing issues facing Europe Hours after a divided European Union voted Tuesday to distribute 120,000 asylum-seekers among its member states, Northeastern convened a panel of experts to discuss the migrant crisis as well as other pressing issues facing Europe. 3Qs: The winners and losers of the nuclear deal with Iran 3Qs: The winners and losers of the nuclear deal with Iran Valentine Moghadam, director of Northeastern’s International Affairs and Middle East Studies programs, holds forth on the deal’s biggest winners, Israel’s response, and Congress’ forthcoming review of the accord. Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks Campus forum analyzes Paris attacks Five Northeastern faculty members participated in an interdisciplinary forum examining January’s attacks in Paris and their place in the larger context of conflicts, terrorism, free speech, and inequality. Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort Britain’s home secretary: combating human trafficking requires global effort On Monday at Northeastern, Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May served as the keynote speaker during a panel discussion focusing on combating human trafficking and modern slavery. Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact Experts tackle Syria conflict and its global impact At the panel discussion, experts agreed that the type of solution that ends the conflict in Syria will play a major role in determining the Middle East's future.