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Anders Hardig Senior Professorial Lecturer Politics, Governance & Economics

PhD, International Relations, School of International Service, American University, MA, International Relations, Linköping University, Sweden, BA, Political Science, Linköping University, Sweden

Dr. Anders Härdig is Director of the Global Scholars Program at SIS and Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Comparative Politics and Regional Studies (CRS) program at the School of International Service (SIS). His main fields of expertise are international politics and comparative and regional studies with a special focus on social movements and grassroots networks in the Middle East. Dr. Härdig is the recipient of several scholarships and grants, including a Fulbright scholarship, the Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, and multiple grants from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. In recent years, he has worked as a researcher and consultant for American and European companies on projects in Lebanon. Dr. Härdig’s publications include "Too Many Enemies: Mobilization, Marginalization and Political Violence" (co-authored with Dr. Tazreena Sajjad); “Beyond the Arab Revolts: Conceptualizing Civil Society in the Middle East and North Africa.”
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Spring 2024

  • SIS-676 Sel Topics in Cross-Natl Study: Comp Pol of Mid East/N. Africa

  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch

Summer 2024

  • SISU-105 Intro to International Studies

  • SISU-306 Adv Int'l Studies Research: Rsrch in Field of Intl Studies

Fall 2024

  • SISU-105 Intro to International Studies

  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Härdig’s research interests include the politics of the Middle East, particularly civil society and the development of grassroots networks and social movements. His current research examines the impact of Middle Eastern Islamist movement frames in changing the role of political Islam in South Asia. 


 Presentation on the changing role of political Islam in Bangladesh at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, December 9, 2015

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • SIS Dean's Summer Research Award (DSRA), 2015
  • Tekn. Dr. Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Utbildning i Internationellt Industriellt Företagande Fellowship (Sweden), 2006-2011   
  • SIS Dissertation Fellowship, 2009-2010   
  • Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, 2008-2009   
  • Dean’s Fellowship, SIS, 2005-2008   
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Sweden), 2005-2006