Santa Clara University

Department of Political Science

Farid Senzai

Phone: 408-551-6097
Location: Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall
Room number: 224
Courses taught:
Politics of the Middle East

Comparative Politics

American Foreign Policy

Introduction to International Relations

U.S Foreign Policy towards the Middle East

Muslims in America

Farid Senzai

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D. Oxford University; M.A. Columbia University, 1997; B.S. California State University, Sacramento 1994.
Curriculum Vitae: Farid Senzai (Updated 8/2010)

Farid Senzai teaches Politics of the Middle East. He also teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations and comparative politics, with an emphasis on the Middle East. His current research explores U.S. democracy promotion in the Middle East, U.S. relations with the Muslim world and a national study of Muslims in America.

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Political Islam in the Age of Democratization 

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"Funding Gives US Vital Leverage with Islamists in Egypt, Elsewhere"

The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community

A Window Into American Muslim Physicians: Civic Engagement and Community Participation

Divisive Presidential Politics Takes Aim at the American Muslim Community

Engaging American Muslims: Political Trends and Attitudes

The Muslim Swing Vote

The Many Shades of Islamists

Obama and the Arab Spring

War or Peace in Afghanistan?

Only the U.S. Has the Clout to Make Mideast Peace

US Public Diplomacy: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Muslims

Educating the Muslims of America

Response to the 9/11 Commission Report

The Greater Middle East Initiative: Off to a Shaky Start

The US Patriot Act: Impact on the Arab and Muslim American Community

War Will Not Bring Democracy to the Middle East

Recent Op-Ed Work

Only Extremism Breeds Extremism