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David S. Powers
Contact Information
Cornell University
421 White Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-6275
Fax: (607) 255-7193
David S. Powers Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Adjunct Professor of Law (Spring term)

Professional Biography

David S. Powers, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell, received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University, in Islamic History, in 1979 and a B.A. from Yale University in 1973. He has been a faculty member in Cornell’s Near Eastern Studies Department since 1979. He will teach a seminar, Islamic Law and History, in the spring semester.


B.A. 1973, Yale University
Ph.D. 1979, Princeton University