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Senior Research Specialist

Tarik Abdel-Monem

Focus Areas
Civil & Government Systems
Health & Behavioral Health

Tarik Abdel-Monem received both his M.P.H and J.D. from the University of Iowa. He served as an Articles Editor for the Iowa Law Review. He joined the Public Policy Center as a Research Specialist in January, 2003, mainly coordinating the Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series. Tarik’s interests include state policy, community engagement, values, and public and behavioral health policy and laws.


J.D., University of Iowa

M.P.H., University of Iowa



In 1996, Nebraska native Tom Sorensen approached Dean Brian Foster of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to discuss three problems that troubled him and continue to trouble people today. The first, as Dr. Sorensen described it, is the paucity of public discussion of policy issues with a dominance of what discussion there is by only those directly affected by...
Abdel-Monem, T., Bulling, D., Jones, J., Schiwart, M., Tobin, C. (2020). Executive protection professionals core competencies survey report. University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Lincoln, NE. Unpublished report.
Abdel-Monem, T., Sateemae, M., Sateemae, S., Tayongmat, S., Hoffman, S., & DeKraai, M. (2020). Perceptions of human security among islamic school students, parents and teachers in southern Thailand’s subnational conflict zone, Civil Wars, DOI: 10.1080/13698249.2020.1765541