Bessma Momani

Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Bessma Momani is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Ontario, Canada, and a professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. She is a current recipient of a research grant funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to study International Monetary Fund and World Bank cooperation. Momani previously served as a visiting scholar at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center and at the Amman Institute. Momani has authored and co-edited numerous books, including: Egypt beyond Tahrir Square; Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring; Targeted Transnationals: The State, the Media, and Arab Canadians; Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf: Oil, Finance and Institutions; From Desolation to Reconstruction: Iraq’s Troubled Journey; Canada and the Middle East: In Theory and Practice; IMF-Egyptian Debt Negotiations; and Twentieth-Century World History: A Canadian Perspective. Momani has a PhD in political science with a focus on international political economy.