Maia Carter Hallward, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Middle East Politics housed with the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development. She is also an Executive Editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Dr. Hallward 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. She 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 to conduct interviews with women leaders in Morocco and Oman, and has published four books, including Transnational Activism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada (University of Florida Press 2011) and over a dozen peer-reviewed articles on topics related to the Middle East in journals including Journal of Peace Research, Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, International Negotiation, and International Political Sociology. Dr. Hallward is currently working on two book projects, one exploring women's leadership in Arab monarchies, and a second, with Dr. Charity Butcher, comparing the work of religious and secular human rights organizations. Dr. Hallward regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate 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 with concentrations in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Critical Geopolitics.