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Sahar Aziz

Former Brookings Expert

Former Brookings Expert

Sahar F. Aziz was a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. She is an associate professor at Texas A&M University School of Law. Aziz’s research explores the role of law in social, political, and economic developments in Egypt. In doing so, she examines the relationship between authoritarianism, terrorism, and rule of law, with a particular interest in the role of the courts and judges. Her academic work includes "Independence without Accountability: The Judicial Paradox of Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy" (forthcoming Penn State Law Review); "Revolution without Reform? A Critique of Egypt’s Election Laws" (George Washington International Law Review); and (De)Liberalizing Judicial Independence in Egypt (forthcoming in "Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Liberalism, Intelligentsia, and the Future of Egyptian Democracy").

Aziz has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, and Fox News, and has published commentaries with The New York Times, CNN, Sada Journal, World Politics Review, Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, The Islamic Monthly, and The Christian Science Monitor, among other media venues. In 2015, Aziz was named an emerging scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and received the Derrick Bell Award from the American Association of Law Schools Minority Group Section.

Sahar F. Aziz was a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. She is an associate professor at Texas A&M University School of Law. Aziz’s research explores the role of law in social, political, and economic developments in Egypt. In doing so, she examines the relationship between authoritarianism, terrorism, and rule of law, with a particular interest in the role of the courts and judges. Her academic work includes “Independence without Accountability: The Judicial Paradox of Egypt’s Failed Transition to Democracy” (forthcoming Penn State Law Review); “Revolution without Reform? A Critique of Egypt’s Election Laws” (George Washington International Law Review); and (De)Liberalizing Judicial Independence in Egypt (forthcoming in “Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Liberalism, Intelligentsia, and the Future of Egyptian Democracy”).

Aziz has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, and Fox News, and has published commentaries with The New York Times, CNN, Sada Journal, World Politics Review, Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, The Islamic Monthly, and The Christian Science Monitor, among other media venues. In 2015, Aziz was named an emerging scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and received the Derrick Bell Award from the American Association of Law Schools Minority Group Section.

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