PhD, International Development, American University, 1993
Islam and Gender Empowerment. Challenges facing Women in Muslim Societies. Feminization of Poverty and Globalization. Leadership with a Human Face and Global Peace. Rent-Seeking and State Politics. Peace Challenges in the Middle East. Interfaith Dialogue and Building Bridges between East & West.
Power Politics in the Middle East and Conflict Resolution.
Religion and Culture and Identity Crisis in the Middle East.
Culture, Religion, Feminization of Poverty and Global Challenges.
Islam, State, Politics and Global Challenges.
Religion, Empowerment, Nationalism & Islamic Feminism.
Cultural Diversity, Globalization, Religion & Gender.
Gender Empowerment in Islamic Perspective and Developmental Challenges.
Defining Empowerment: Women in Islamic Feminism versus Western Feminism in a Globalized World.
Development and Islamic Values., In Elise Boulding, Ed. "Building Peace in the Middle East: Challenges for State and Civil Society" (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1993).
State, Society, and Privatization in Turkey, 1979 - 1990, (Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press: 1994).
Aid, Privatization, and Development in Turkey, 1979-1990. Translated by Kurhan-Oglu, Ankara: Metu, 1995.
Canada and The Middle East, In Theory and Practise, Co-Ed. (The Center for International Governance Innovation & Wilfried Laurier University Press, 2007).
Ambassador Sallama Shaker was the first appointed woman Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Americas in the history of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Cultural, Educational Relations, Technical Cooperation, and Dialogue for Egypt in September of 2004. For four years prior to that, she was Egypt’s ambassador to Canada. In addition to her current post, she has held several positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Deputy Minister for North and Latin America, Advisor to the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs on Egyptian/American Relations and NATO, First Secretary at the office of the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and attaché at the Soviet Desk within the ministry. From 1985-1990, Dr. Shaker served as the Consul General at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She has also served as Economic and Political Counselor at the Embassy in Turkey, as well as Cultural and Political attaché at the Embassy of Egypt in Malta.
Dr. Shaker began her education at the American College for Girls in Cairo, Egypt. She went on to earn her B.Sc. in Political Economy at Cairo University. She holds two Masters Degrees in Political Economy and Economics, from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics/Malta University respectively. In 1993 she received her Ph.D. in International Development from American University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Shaker was a Senior Associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center from 1992-1994, where she did research on the impact of the first Gulf War on the economies of Egypt and Turkey.
Dr. Shaker has published many articles on the issues of peace and development in the Middle East. Additional papers include “Building Peace in the Middle East,” “Feminization of Poverty,” “Women in Islam,” “Diversity in Islam,” and “Inter-faith Respect.” She has published a book entitled State Society and Privatization in Turkey, and is fluent in Arabic, English, French, Turkish and Maltese.