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Dr F. (Farid) Boussaid

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
WP Groep: Docenten Politicologie
Photographer: Farid Boussaid

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B9.16
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Dr Farid Boussaid is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford (Oriental Studies Faculty). He obtained a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Oxford  and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. He holds a BA in Political Science and in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. He has five years of work experience as a policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, working mainly on development policy, World Bank and IMF related issues.

  • Research Interests

    Given his interdisciplinary background, he focuses on the intersection between, history, economics and politics. His PhD was on the historic evolution of state-business relations in Morocco. His current research interests are South-South cooperation during the Cold War. He is exploring the different trajectories Middle East and North African governments followed in positioning themselves during the early period of the Cold War. His current focus is the role of North African states in the UN mission during the Congo crisis of 1960-61. In addition, he is working on intelligence and military cooperation between North African and Middle Eastern states during the late 1970s.

  • Teaching

    The Middle East; history, politics and economics (FGW, BA)

    Comparative politics of North Africa (FMG, BA)

    International Political Economy (FMG, BA)

    Political Economy of Development: the role of the IMF and the World Bank (FMG, MA)

    Political Economy of the Middle East (FMG, BA)

    Political Economy (Law, PPLE)

    Zeytun Exchange Programme

    Since September 2015, he is the coordinator of the UvA Zeytun exchange programme. This exchange programme fosters student exchanges between the UvA and universities across the Middle East.

  • Publications


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  • Ancillary activities
    • Leiden University College