Program for Strategic Research and Studies

Advisory Board

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies Co-Chairs

  • John C. Bersia Global Perspectives Office John.Bersia@ucf.edu
  • Kerstin Hamann, Chair, Department of Political Science, UCF

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies Board (UCF)

  • John C. Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives, University Professor and Co-Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF (Co-Chair)
  • David Dumke, Director, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies, UCF
  • Amb. Harriet Elam-Thomas, Director, Diplomacy Program, UCF, and former high-ranking U.S. diplomat in Turkey, Senegal and other countries
  • Amb. Gary Grappo, former U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor, Saudi Arabia (2003- 2005); former U.S. Ambassador to Oman (2006-2009)
  • Roger Handberg, Professor, Department of Political Science, UCF (Co-Chair)
  • Hakan Özoglu, Associate Professor, Department of History, Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Minor and Co-Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Program, UCF