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Global Power Transitions

Go Back to Class with Dr. Manochehr Dorraj as he explores global power transitions and asks the vital question: What does the future hold? 


What You’ll Learn

Global economies; war; trade negotiations – how do they all contribute to power transitions in our increasingly global society? Dr. Dorraj will examine the movement of global powers through all of these lenses, and more, as he examines the world power structures since the end of World War II. He’ll provide insight into the complex dynamics between nations and make predictions about the state of our world as we move into an increasingly technology-driven future.

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About Dr. Dorraj

Manochehr Dorraj, received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been the recipient of several awards for his research, teaching and mentoring at TCU.

He is the author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of 7 books and more than 80 refereed articles and book chapters. In addition, he has produced more than 100 non-refereed publications such as review articles, book reviews, blogs and Op-eds.  References to his work and the translation of his publications have appeared in 16 languages. He has been invited to present his scholarship in national and international symposiums and Conferences, including those in John Hopkins, Yale, Harvard, Queens and Toronto University (Canada), University of London and Nottingham University (Great Britain) and Beijing and Fudan University in China. And he has been an invited speaker in such think tanks and international organizations as the Hudson Institute and the World Bank. During 2012-2013 he was a visiting fellow at Georgetown’s Center for International and Regional Studies in Doha, Qatar.

Manochehr Dorraj is a frequent commentator on global affairs in general and Middle East politics in particular. He has granted numerous interviews to international, national and local media. His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, The Los Angles Times, The Economist, the Associated Press, the United Press International, the Agence France Press, the Huffington Post and the Atlantic Post, among others. He has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS Television and the NPR, BBC, and numerous other radio stations.

He is also active in lecture circuits and has delivered many speeches to universities, think tanks and community groups in Dallas-Fort Worth area and throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, China and the Middle East.

His service at TCU includes serving as the Co-Chair of the Global Innovators Initiative and a member of the Executive Committee of Discovering Global Citizenship program and the director of TCU Study Abroad Program in Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Dubrovnik.