On AlJazeera.com, associate religion professor Najam Haider is quoted in a story about US-Iran diplomacy and how international sanctions are affecting political life in Iran.
Prof. Haider said, "They could never say that the sanctions had an effect publicly because it would look terrible in the media and to their people. It would provide more ammunition to their opponents at home and overseas...and make the deal look like some kind of a capitulation."
Prof. Haider joined Barnard's faculty in 2010. He teaches courses focusing on the modern and pre-modern Muslim world. His current research interests focus on identity formation in the pre-modern Muslim world, Shi'ism, and the role of Islamic Law in the modern Muslim world.