James Madison Program Faculty Associate Amaney Jamal Appointed Dean of Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

June 15, 2021

Amaney Jamal, a Faculty Associate of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, and longstanding a member of the Program's Executive Committee, has been appointed Dean of Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs. Professor Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. She is scholar of comparative politics, specializing in the study of democratization movements and efforts, and impediments to them, in the Middle East and North Africa.

Robert George, Director of the James Madison Program, hailed the appointment: "Professor Jamal is an outstanding scholar and teacher and a wonderful colleague. President Eisgruber has made an excellent choice in appointing her to this important position of leadership in our University. I should add that Amaney is also a personal friend and was the mentor and thesis adviser for my daughter Rachel, who has gone on, inspired in no small measure by Amaney and the example she set, to herself become a scholar of international relations and the Near East. She is one of a great many students—especially young women—for whom Amaney has been an absolutely terrific mentor and role model." Professor George also noted that he interviewed Professor Jamal a few years ago for the Daily Princetonian as part of a series in which professors representing different religious traditions discussed their faith in God and its role in their personal and professional lives. The interview is available here.

The Madison Program congratulates Professor Jamal on her appointment as Dean and looks forward to continuing to work with her.

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