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Amaney A. JamalAmaney A. Jamal is Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, and Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is the former Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Jamal directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development and the Bobst Center-American University of Beirut Collaborative Initiative.

Her book, "Barriers to Democracy" (2007), which explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Arab world, won the 2008 American Political Science Best Book Award in the Comparative Democratization section. Her other books include "Of Empires and Citizens" and her co-edited volume "Arab Americans Before and After 9/11." Jamal’s articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Politics, Perspectives on Politics, International Migration Review, and other venues. Her article “Does Islam Play a Role in Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: An Experimental Approach,” in Social Science Research 2015 won the 2016 Louis Wirth Best Article Award: American Sociological Association, International Migration Section.

Jamal is the co-founder and co-principal Investigator of the Arab Barometer Project (Winner of the Best Dataset in the Field of Comparative Politics (Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award 2010), and has secured over $5 million in grants for this and other projects from the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative, National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF: Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, Qatar National Research Fund, United States Institute of Peace, the International Development Research Centre, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Henry Luce Foundation.

In 2006, Jamal was named a Carnegie Scholar. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (2003). Her areas of specialization are the Middle East and North Africa, mass and political behavior, political development and democratization, inequality and economic segregation, Muslim immigration (U.S. and Europe), gender, race, religion, and class.

To schedule an appointment with the Dean, contact Heather Evans at

Executive Vice Dean

Miguel CentenoMiguel Centeno is a professor of sociology and public affairs and founder of the Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP), a rigorous academic and cultural enrichment program that supports high-achieving, low-income high school students. He also serves as faculty director of Princeton’s Presidential Scholars Program, which helps female and underrepresented minority students prepare for the nation’s top Ph.D. programs.

A well-known sociologist, Centeno studies a range of subjects related to globalization and trade and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books. His latest publication, “War & Society,” explores how war tears communities down, but can also create strong communal bonds. He is currently working on a book about the sociology of discipline.

Centeno served as chair of the Department of Sociology from 2012 to 2017 and was the founding director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, serving from 2003 to 2007. He was also the head of First College from 1997 to 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history, Master of Business Administration, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University.

To schedule an appointment with the Vice Dean, contact Meghann Kleespie at

Advisory Council

Larry Handerhan MPA ’12, Co-Chair
Chief of Staff, Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cindy Y. Huang MPA ’02, Co-Chair
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Kim Belshé MPA ’87
Executive Director
First 5 LA

Norman Champ III ’85
Kirkland & Ellis

Scott Frantz ’82
President & Chairman
Haebler Capital

Robert L. Gordon III MPA ’89
Chief Growth Officer
SBG Technology Solutions

Amber Greene, MPP ’12
Special Assistant to the President for Racial and Economic Justice
White House Domestic Policy Council

Anna Grzymala-Busse ’92
Stanford University

Rochelle Haynes MPA ’06
Vice President, US Social Impact
Sesame Workshop

Evan Lieberman ‘92
Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa
Director, Global Diversity Lab
Director, MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

G. Mason Morfit ’97
President and CIO
ValueAct Capital

José Quiñonez MPA ’98
Founding CEO
Mission Asset Fund

Amy Richardson MPA ’93, Ph.D. ’97

Dani Rodrik, PhD ’81, MPA ’85
Harvard Kennedy School

Karen Sonneborn ’95
Co-Founder and CEO

Fatema Sumar MPA ’06
Executive Director, Center for International Development
Harvard University

Betsy Williams ’98
Founder and International Advisory Board Chair
President’s Young Professional Program

Baligh Yehia, MPP ’12
Jefferson Health

Peter Yu ’83
Managing Partner
Cartesian Capital Group

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