Peace Studies & Political Science
Mahmoud Youness (peace studies and political science) studied neural and behavioral sciences (M.Sc.) at the Max Planck Research School in Tübingen, Germany, and Philosophy (M.A.) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. Mahmoud is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow and a Mullen Family Fellow.
Before coming to Notre Dame he taught at the Civilization Studies Program and in the Department of Philosophy at The American University of Beirut. Mahmoud is the translator (into Arabic) of Saul Kripke’s Naming and Necessity and William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience.
Mahmoud is interested in questions of moral and social psychology, religion and politics, and the history of political theory. His dissertation is a comparative study of the political thought of Ibn Khaldun and Machiavelli.
Director of Doctoral Studies
Kathryn Sawyer Vidrine
Assistant Director for Doctoral Studies