Hassan Abbas

Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow

Hassan Abbas is an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America. He will write a book about Islam's internal struggles and spirituality as observed during his travels to sacred Muslim sites and shrines in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, India, and Pakistan. He is currently a professor and department chair at National Defense University's College of International Security Affairs in Washington, D.C. He also served as Distinguished Quaid-i-Azam Professor at Columbia University. He remained a fellow at Harvard Law School, Belfer Centre at Harvard's Kennedy School & Asia Society. He earned an LLM from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom as a Britannia Chevening Scholar and a MALD and PhD from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. His most recent book The Taliban Revival was published by Yale University Press in 2014.