Laila F Sorurbakhsh

Laila Sorurbakhsh

Laila F Sorurbakhsh

Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Associate Director, Master of International Policy and Practice Program; Director, Online Education

Full-time Faculty

Department: Academic Affairs


Office Phone: (202) 994-9315

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 Associate Director of the Master of International Policy and Practice program, and Director of Online Education.

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

Political Risk and Interest Group Coalitions

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

Ph.D. 2012 University of Houston

MA 2008 University of Houston

BA 2004 University of Texas-Austin