Joy Samad, Associate Professor | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Joy Samad, Associate Professor

Email: joy.samad [at]
Office: B-F2-42
Dr. Samad’s academic interests include political philosophy, American politics, and Middle East politics. Prior to joining AUIS, he taught political philosophy and American politics at several universities in America and Bangladesh. He has published studies of Plato and Aristotle in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, and Acta Philosophica. He has also published a review essay on Egypt under Mubarak in The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and an essay titled “John Locke and Muslim Liberalism” in the Journal of Church and State.


Samad J., Socrates’ Pragma and Socrates’ Toughness: On the Proper Translation of Apology 30B 2–4, Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 28 (2), 250-266, 2011
Samad J., The Past and Future of Islamic Constitutional Law, Journal of Church and State 53 (1), 109-121, 2011
Samad, J., Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak/On the State of Egypt: What Caused the Revolution, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 38 (3), 445-449, 2011
Samad J., John Locke and Muslim Liberalism, Journal of Church and State 53 (1), 84-108, 2010
Samad J., Is greed good?: an interpretation of Plato's Hipparchus, Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought 27 (1), 25-37, 2010