Abdel-Fattah Mady is associate professor of political science at Egypt’s Alexandria University, where he teaches courses on comparative politics, democratization, human rights and contemporary issues in the ME. He was trained in the study of politics at Alexandria University, Egypt (B.A., 1991 and M.A. 1997) and Claremont Graduate University, U.S.A. (M.A. 2004 and Ph.D., 2005). His research focuses on democratization in the Middle East, Islamic political movements, civil education and academic freedoms. He is the author and editor of several books, as well as numerous research articles. A seasoned political analyst, he has appeared as a commentator on Al-Jazeera, BBC, among others. In 2004, he was a recipient of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Fellowship. Since Egypt’s 2011 revolution, he has served as a political consultant to newly established political parties and NGOs. In March 2012 he has been elected as Secretary General of Alexandria University Faculty Club.