Dr. Kira Jumet
Director of Development
Dr. Kira Jumet is the Director of Development at the American Iranian Council. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. Dr. Jumet is broadly trained in Comparative Politics and International Relations; her particular areas of interest are social movements, international security, and Middle East politics. In addition to teaching Comparative Politics and Middle East Politics at Rutgers University and the College of Staten Island, Dr. Jumet has published on Palestinian economic development and on Saudi Arabian political transition. Her current research, which was awarded a Boren Fellowship, examines protest mobilization leading up to and during the 2011 and 2013 Egyptian uprisings. She has previously worked on projects centering on Iranian politics, particularly the implementation of Islamic law in Iran.
Dr. Jumet has been invited to give a number of talks on Middle East regional security and political developments in Egypt including at the United Nations Development Program in Jerusalem, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, University of Maryland, International Studies Association, American Political Science Association, and Defiance College.
Dr. Jumet graduated with honors from Brown University with a B.A. in International Relations and Middle East Studies and holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, an M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. Dr. Jumet also holds a certificate from the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at Syracuse University.