David S. Powers Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Adjunct Professor of Law (Spring term)
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Contact Information

Cornell University
421 White Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-6275
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: dsp4@cornell.edu

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