Recent Articles

Partisanship and Fakenews during Coronavirus

Melina Platas has provided analysis on US government polls showing how Republicans and Democrats trust of the US President impact their perception of COVID-19’s threat to public life.

Jakub's Journey

“My plan was simple … But then, the unexpected plot twist came – NYU Abu Dhabi”

Capstone Project Wins Top Prize

Senior Ahmed Meshref's Capstone project clinched the top prize in the Accounting, Economics, and Finance category at the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Competition held in Abu Dhabi.

NYUAD Students Witness Brexit Unfold

As part of an immersive 10-day course taught by American political consultant and best-selling author Frank Luntz, students engaged with former prime ministers and key politicians across Europe.

Today's Students Are Tomorrow's Hope

When senior Mai Awamleh first started her social science research experience with NYU’s Global TIES for Children international research center, she never imagined becoming so immersed and effected by the field of international comparative education.

NYUAD's First Luce Scholar

"I will be working with the Foundation on my placement in the coming months, but I hope to be working on technology education for women in Malaysia."

Why Men and Women Choose the Jobs They Do

Ernesto Reuben specializes in understanding gender roles in the labor market. His research finds that, once set, stereotypes continue to drive specialization and hiring decisions.

Are the Rich More Selfish Than the Poor?

The world's rich hold an ever-increasing share of global resources, so, if it's true that they don't care about others, then we really need to worry, says Nikos Nikiforakis, professor of economics.

The Dark Side of the Vote

Rebecca Morton, professor of politics, discusses whether groups make better decisions together than individuals through voting. She finds that when the question is difficult, a dark side emerges.

Two US NYU Abu Dhabi students receive Fulbright Awards

NYU Abu Dhabi graduating seniors Thomas Klein of Hillsborough, NJ, and Hannah Taylor of Plymouth, Mass., have received  Fulbright US Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Winds of Change for Women's Rights

When entrenched social customs come up against modern legislation, the result can be … complicated, Assistant Professor of Political Science Rachel Brulé explains in her new book.

Re-Counting the Past

Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History Robert Allen is leading a massive data collection project that will help tell the largely untold story of Middle East economic history.

National Academy of Sciences

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty Paula England and Claude Desplan were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates who were elected.

Getting to Know You

NYUAD is home to one of the only social science experimental labs in the Middle East region.

Author Spotlight

Enthnographer John O'Brien writes a compelling portrait of Muslim American teenage boys.

Public Littering Experiment

The results of NYU Abu Dhabi research involving public littering has challenged a popular theory on bystander intervention.

Testing Game Theory

Experts test Nash's game theory on the world's top tennis players with surprising results.

Policy Influencers

NYU Abu Dhabi research is helping to inform policy and improve lives in developing African nations such as Congo, Ghana, and Uganda.

Social Science Hub

NYU Abu Dhabi's location in the Middle East is ideal for social scientists conducting research from sub-Saharan Africa to India.

In the News

NYU Abu Dhabi Social Science faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international news media.


NYU Abu Dhabi marks ten years of innovation
Ten years ago, NYU Abu Dhabi opened with an ambitious vision to become one of the world’s great research universities, addressing complex challenges of local and global significance.
Gulf Daily News | March 25, 2020

Shortlisted for Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize
Kevin O’Rourke’s A Short History of Brexit: from Brentry to Backstop
The Irish Times | February 12, 2020

The NYUAD professor mapping the birth of modern India through rare publications
Rahul Sagar is collating a digital resource that indexes more than 300,000 rare Indian texts.
The National | December 09, 2019

2019 Books of the Year include Kevin O’Rourke’s A Short History of Brexit
Prospect | December 7, 2019

The best politics books of 2019
As part of Prospect's Books of the Year special, we round up the best books about politics.
Prospect | December 07, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar
NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall has been selected as a 2021 Schwarzman Scholar. Fall will pursue a Master of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society. 
Go Dubai | December 07, 2019

Discovering India’s intellectual past
Hundreds of journals, published between 1835 and 1947, have been found. They hold lessons.
Hindustan Times | December 02, 2019

Our 2020 vision
How can we augur the shifts that will affect design, diplomacy, art or architecture in the year ahead? Here is a preview of The Forecast.
Monocle | November 28, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi researcher builds digital archive that indexes rare and historical Indian texts from the 1800’s
Global Network Associate Professor of Political Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Rahul Sagar, has spent the past five years building a significant digital resource for the study of modern India.
The SME Times | November 27, 2019

Kashmiri Businesses Can Finally Use the Internet Again—but at a Steep Cost
New rules force companies to give up their privacy and steer clear of social networks and Wi-Fi if they want their internet back. Regular citizens still have no access, 113 days into a digital blackout.
Foreign Policy | November 26, 2019

Rediscovering Indian thought: How a scholar built a database of pre-Independence magazines
Rahul Sagar details the inspiration and execution of his project to index the contents pages of 255 English-language pre-Independence magazines from India.
Scroll In | November 24, 2019

Two NYUAD students headed for Oxford University after winning Rhodes scholarship
Abdulla Alhashmi and Munib Mesinovic were selected as 2020 UAE Rhodes Scholars.
The National | November 19, 2019

New research in US reveals anti-Muslim bias towards Syrian refugees
Study found American citizens were more sympathetic towards individuals who were Christian, female and English-speaking.
The National | November 03, 2019

Exploitation and Profiteering: Palestinians Forced to Pay a Fortune to Work in Israel
Professor Adnan examines the illegal trade in work permits in Israel and estimates that 20,000 workers paid $140 million last year, each paying up to around $7000. The profits go to brokers and employers.
Haaretz | October 23, 2019

Uganda hailed for allowing open discussion on people's grievances
Professor Melina Platas Izama says there are more active discussions and transparency discussions on people’s frustrations and grievances in Uganda compared to many countries in Africa.
The Independent | October 18, 2019

After a year of Imran Khan, Pakistan is finally stepping into its role as a world player
The message to world leaders is loud and clear: In a dramatic shift from the past, our country is no longer a pawn, a joke or a global bystander. But there's still a long way to go.
Independent | September 26, 2019.

The alternatives to privatization and nationalization
More public resources could be managed as commons without much loss of efficiency.
The Economist | September 12, 2019