Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Harvard’s program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Mohamedou is the Associate Director of Harvard’s program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Resolution (HPCR). Prior to joining HPCR, Dr. Mohamedou served as Research Director with the International Council on Human Rights Policy, based in Geneva, where he helped found and direct the research and policy program. 

Previously, he was a post-doctoral Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, and served as Research Associate at the Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations in New York. Dr. Mohamedou holds a degree in law from the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, as well as a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York Graduate School. He is the author of books and essays on human rights, civil society, and conflict, including Iraq and the Second Gulf War, State-Building and Regime Security (1998, second edition 2001), Contre-Croisade—Origines et Conséquences du 11 Septembre (2004), and Societal Transition to Democracy in Mauritania (1995), and the editor of Journalism, Media, and the Challenge of Human Rights Reporting (2002). Dr. Mohamedou is a frequent lecturer in his fields of interest.