Professor of Arabic and International Affairs, Coordinator of the Arabic program
Dr. Esseesy is a Professor of Arabic and International Affairs, the former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Language and Civilizations (CNELC) (2014-2020), CNELC Deputy Chair (2012-2014); and the former Executive Director of the GW Summer National Security Internship (2008-2010). Dr. Esseesy is the Co-editor of the Global Business Languages journal and is a member of the GW-CIBER, and the Steering-Committee of the Institute of Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Esseesy is a member of the editorial board of the Routledge Language Studies in Language and Identity (RSLI) series. He served a three-year term as an elected member of the Executive Board of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) (2003-2005).