Hisham Soliman

Assistant Professor - Assistant Dean for Student affairs-AUH

After graduating from the Cairo University in 2005 with a degree in political science, I travelled to the US to study for both my Masters and PhD at the University of Notre Dame and Georgia State University, respectively.

Roles and Responsibilities

Current: Member of the CHSS Accreditation Committee


PhD (Defection-proofing of the Military and the Survival of Authoritarian Leaders), Georgia State University. Awarded 2017.

MA in international peace studies, awarded 2008
BSc in political science, Cairo University, 2005.

Previous Positions

2005-2019: Lecturer in political science, Cairo University
2012-2016: Instructor of political science, Georgia State University.


Midwest Political Science Association

Interuniversity Seminar on Armed Forces and Society


Arabic and English

Research and Professional Activities

Research interests:

Democratization, Civil-Military Relations, Political Economy and Development

Current Projects: Popular Uprisings and Political Instability in Authoritarian Regime: The Veto Players.

Keywords: Authoritarian survival, Autocratic Breakdown, protests, political transition.