Dr. Alexander Dawoody

 

  • Published an article entitled "A Note on Israeli-Hamas Conflict" at PA Times Online patimes.org/note-israeli-hamas-conflict/
  • Published an article entitled "Stay out of Iraq Quagmire and Secterian Conflict" at PA Times Online patimes.org/stay-iraq-quagmire-secterian-conflict/
  • Published an article entitled "U.S. Can't End 1300 Year Fight" at Scranton Times-Tribune
  • Elected for a second term as President of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA).
  • Appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the AMEPPA Chronicles, a peer review journal on Middle Eastern public policy and administrative studies.
  • Coordinated a university-wide event on March 21, 2014 in celebrating the Kurdish New Year (Newroz), which is also celebrated by many other nationalities in the world (about 300 million). The event was attended by nearly 200 guests and involved respresentatives from the community. Among those were Bhutanese, Sudanese, Saudi Arabia, Haitians, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, Romanian, Irish, Egyptian, Iranians, Kurds, and many others. Staff, administration, students and faculty of various departments also attended and enjoyed ethnic food, music and dance. Marywood UniversityPresident Sister Anne Munley addressed the event. Speakers included Senator John Blacke, Dunmore Mayor Pat Loughney, Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, and Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States Karwan Zebari. Kurdistan TV and Radio Voices of America carried the event.                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Visited Nepal and met with the Directors of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Office on Migration (IOM) as part of a study of Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal and resettling in the United States

  • Presented a Presidental Address at AMEPPA's Second Global Conference in Ankara, Turkey in November 2013.
  • Taught at UNITEC, Honduras in October 2013.
  • Led a symposium on governance in the Middle East for The Innovation Journal, 2013.
  • Published an article on the Middle East and Learning from BRIC at The Innovation Journal in 2013.
  • Taught at Qafaz University, Azerbaijan in Spring 2013.
  • Taught at Baku State University, Azerbaijan in Fall 2012.                                                  
  • Presented a Presidental Address at AMEPPA's First Global Conference in Morocco in November 2012.
  • Presented a paper at Middle East Congress at Sakarya University in October 2012.
  • Met with the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdish Regional Government in Erbil, Iraq in 2012.

  • Met with the Minister of Education of the Kurdish Regional Government in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq in 2012.

  • Met with the presidents of Dihook and Zyan universities in Kurdistan, Iraq in 2012.

  • Met with the Dean of Law and Politics at Salahaddin University-Kurdistan, Iraq in 2012.

  • Selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Global Education Review Journal in 2012.
  • Led a symposium on community-based research at Public Voices Journal in 2012.
  • Participated in USAEducation event in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq in 2012.

  • Presented an article on "ICT as a catalyst in the Arab Spring" at the 2012 International Conference on Nonlinear Sciences in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Chaired the 2012 Faculty Symposium.Read the proceedings.
  • Founder and President of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA).
  • Founder and Chair of the Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Presented an article on "Revolution in the Middle East and the Obama Doctrine" at the 2012 ASPA conference in Las Vegas.
  • Presented an article on "The Emergence of the Arab Spring: Observing the Middle East through Complexity" at the 2012 ASPA conference in Las Vegas.
  • Presented an article on "The Middle East's Fourth Path" at the 12th International Conference in Rabat, Morocco.
  • Presented an article on "ICT and Political Manifestation in China" at the 2011 China Goes Global conference of Harvard University.
  • Presented an article on "Volatility and Low-Risk Observation as a Paradigm in System Analysis" at the 2011 Midwest Academy of Management Conference in Omaha.
  • Presented an article on "Public Service between Laizes Faire Economic and Predatory Financial Capitalism" at the 2011 COMPACT conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Presented a paper on "From Moscow to Baghdad: Mutual Causality and Interconnectedness in the Emergence of New Global Dynamic" at the 2011 MPSA conference in Chicago.
  • Published an article entitled "Dialogue in Guantanamo Bay" at Volume V, Number XII of the Journal of Public Voices.
  • Published a research article on "Teaching Administration as a Nonlinear System" at Volume 8, Number 4 of the Journal of US-China Public Administration.
  • Taught for one semester in summer 2011 at Tianjin Normal University, China.
  • Published an article "U.S. action wins admiration" at Scranton Times-Tribune

  • Published a research article on "Education as an Equalizer and Challenges to the American Republic" at Volume 7, Number 11 of the Journal of US-China Public Administration.

  • Published a research article on "The Global Participant-Observer: Emergence, Challenges, and Opportunities" at The Innovation Journal, Issue 1, Volume 16.

  • Presented a Research paper on "Healthcare Reforms in Context" at the 2011 National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Baltimore.

  • Presented a Research paper on "Self-organization as a Paradigm Shift in U.S. Mid-East Policy" at the 2011 National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Baltimore.

  • Moderated a panel on Global Comparison of Healthcare Systems and Reforms at the 2011 National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Baltimore.

  • Presented a research paper on "The Nexus" as a Complexity Model for Public Policy" at the 2011 International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC), Orlando.

  • Presented a research paper on "Education as a Strange Attractor: A Complexity Solution to US Education System" at the 2011 International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC), Orlando.

  • Moderated a panel on "Complexity 1" at the 2011 International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC), Orlando.

  • Presented a research paper on "From Moscow to Baghdad: Mutual Causality and Interconnectedness in the Emergence of New Global Dynamics" at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago.

  • Chaired a panel on "The Likelihood of Change in Authoritarian Regimes" at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago.

  • Chaired a panel on "Global Cities and Place Identity" at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago.

  • Chaired a panel on "Deliberation, Learning, and Participation" at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago.

  • Chaired a panel on "Muslims and Politics in America" at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference, Chicago.

  • Represented Marywood University at the Institute for Public Policy & Economics.

  • Published an article on "The End of a dictator" at ASPA's PA Times

  • Published an article on "Failure in Libya is no option" at Scranton Times-Tribune

  • Published an article on "Revolutions in the Middle East" at the Battle Creek Enquirer.

  • Met with the Iraqi Ambassador along with ASPA representatives to coordinate the establishment of the Iraqi Society for Public Administration

  • Met with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) representative to the United States along with ASPA representatives to coordinate the Establishment of Kurdistan Association for Public Administration

  • Met with the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Afghanistan along with ASPA representatives to establish the Afghanistan Society for Public Administration

  • Leading the initiative to establish a new ASPA section on Middle Eastern Public Administration (MEPA)

  • Elected to the Executive Committee of ASPA section on Complexity and System Studies
  • Hosting a special symposium on the Middle East at The Innovation Journal

  • Received a Bicentennial Award from Marywood University

  • Presented a lecture as a guest speaker on "Islam and Changes in the Middle East" at a Religious Studies class.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Reworking Maslow's Hierarchy: A Complexity Response" at the 6th International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA) in Canberra, Australia.

  • Moderated a panel on "Communication, Innovation and E-Governance" at the 6th International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA) in Canberra, Australia.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Iraqi Administrative Challenges" at the 2010 International Conferences of the Koran Association for Public Administration (KAPA) in Seoul, Korea.

  • Moderated a panel on "Society, Politics and Public Administration: Who Should Take Care of Citizens?" at the 2010 International Conferences of the Koran Association for Public Administration (KAPA) in Seoul, Korea.

  • Received an award for excellence in teaching from the American Political Science Association (APSA) in Washington, D.C.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Teaching Public Administration and Finance as Adaptive Complex System" at the 6th Transatlantic Dialogue Conference, Working Group C. Siena, Italy.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Global Interconnectedness and the Financial Crisis: The Imperative of Collapse" at the 5th Sino-US International Conference on Public Administration , Xiamen, P.R. China.

  • Presented a paper entitled "From Bounded Ignorance to Bounded Rationality: Toward Internationalizing Our Curriculum" at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning National Conference, Philadelphia.

  • Presented a paper entitled "E-Citizenship and the Butterfly Effect" at the Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MWPA), Chicago.  

  •  Presented a paper entitled "The Birth of Global E-Citizenship: Does the Flapping of a Butterfly's Wing in Tehran Set off a Tornado in Washington, D.C.?" at the 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference at the University of Palermo, Sicily.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Self-Organization as an Archetype: Examining U.S-Iraqi Relations" at the 4th International Nonlinear Science Conference at the University of Palermo, Sicily.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Leadership and Phobia: Toward a Smarter Use of Language in Fighting Terrorism" at the National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), San Jose, California.

  • Presented a paper entitled "Education as a Human Right: Examining the Education System in the United States" at the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development Faculty Development Seminar, kings College, Wilkes-Barre.

  • Presented a paper entitled "The Challenges of Healthcare Reform to American Seniors" at the Annual Meeting of the Coalition on Aging, Scranton.

  • His article entitled "Dialogue in Guantanamo Bay" is accepted for publication at the Journal of Public Voices.

  • His article, entitled "Education as an Equalizer and Challenges to the American Republic" is accepted for publication at the US-China Journal of Public Administration.

  • His article, entitled "E-Citizen and Iran's Philosopher King" is accepted for publication as a book chapter at the 2nd edition of Public Information Technology and E-Governance.

  •  Published an article entitled "Xenophobia, the Other Face of Racism" in PA Times online.