Assistant Prof. Lourdes Habash is the director of Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies (IALIIS). She was head of the political science department at Birzeit university. Habash earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Cairo University. Dr. Habash has published in the fields of political science and international studies. Habash holds a PhD in Political theory and Theories. Author with others “Revolutions and the transition to democracy in the Arab region and Eastern Europe: Poland and Egypt model”.