Dr. Ali Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education at United Arab Emirates University. He holds a PhD in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education and an MEd. in International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. Ibrahim worked for Carnegie Mellon University and consulted for Michigan State University. Previously, he co-directed the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE). Before moving to the UAE, he taught in Zagazig University, Egypt; and Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. While in Egypt, he served as a consultant for the USAID Egypt Education Reform Project on teacher education reform and decentralization of the education system.