Laila F Sorurbakhsh

Laila Sorurbakhsh

Laila F Sorurbakhsh

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs; Assistant Professor of International Affairs; Director of Online Education

Full-time Faculty

Department: Academic Affairs


Office Phone: 202-994-9315
1957 E St. NW, Office #401D Washington, D.C. 20052

Laila Sorurbakhsh received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston with specializations in Comparative Politics, American Politics and Quantitative Methods. Her dissertation, entitled “Feedback in the EU Advocacy System,” studies how institutional, environmental, and structural changes to the European Union have impacted interest group populations via their levels of competitiveness and survivability. She is currently an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School, where she also holds positions as Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Director of Online Education.

International Affairs, Comparative Politics, Interest Groups, NGO's and Nonprofit Organizations

Political Risk and Interest Group Coalitions

Ph.D. 2012 University of Houston

MA 2008 University of Houston

BA 2004 University of Texas-Austin

American Politics, Texas Politics, Latin American Politics, European Democracies, International Organizations, Race, Gender, Ethnicity Politics, Participation in Democracy, World Politics, College Inquiry, Government Lobbying and Advocacy, Strategic Leadership, as well as overseeing internships and courses on mentorship