Joseph Sassoon is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where he holds the al-Sabah Chair in Politics and Political Economy of the Arab World. Prior to Georgetown, he founded and served as Managing Partner of a wealth management and advisory group, ACP Partners LLP, advising families in Europe and the Middle East on their investments. Previously, he served as General Partner of Goldman Sachs and Head of the Wealth Management business in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Sassoon has authored many books and articles, including Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics (2016) and Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime (2012). Dr. Sassoon received his PhD from St. Antony’s College, Oxford.