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Tamim al-Barghouti - Maqam Iraq. Tamim al-Barghouti is a Palestinian poet and political scientist. He was born in Cairo as the son of Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti, and his Egyptian wife, the novelist and academic, Radwa Ashour. He has written four poetry collections: meejana (Ramallah 1999), Al-Manzar (Cairo 2000), Qaluli Bethebb Masr (Cairo 2005), and Maqam Iraq (Cairo 2005). He is also the author of Benign Nationalism: Egyptian Nation State Building under Occupation (2007)and has recently published a book entitled - The Umma and The Dawla: The Nation State and the Arab Middle East - (Pluto Press, 2008). Al Barghouti writes poetry in Standard Arabic as well as the Palestinian, Egyptian and Iraqi colloquial dialects. He obtained a B. A. in Political Science at Cairo University in 1999, and specialized in International Relations at the American University in Cairo, from which he graduated in 2001. He received a PhD in political science from Boston University in 2004, and became an assistant professor at the American University in Cairo in 2005. During 2003 and 2004, he wrote a weekly column in the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper on colonialism and Arab history and identity. During 1996 and 1997, he won the music prize of his faculty at Cairo University. The faculty awarded him the poetry prize in 1998. During that same year, he won the poetry medal of the High Institute of Applied Arts. In 2000, he received the poetry prize of the Regional Cultural Foundation in Marrakesh, Morocco. He is currently a visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, where he teaches on Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Arab nationalism, and Islamic political thought.