Scheherazade Rehman is the Director of the European Union Research Center and Professor of International Finance/Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University. She is a Senior Research Fulbright Scholar and an expert on international financial markets, financial crises management, and the eurozone. Prior to GWU she served as a foreign exchange and money market trader in the Middle East. She has advised OPIC, USAID, U.S. State Department, World Bank, IMF, and various central banks/finance ministries. Dr. Rehman regularly guests on various national and international televised programs on financial matters on PBS Newshour, BBC World News, CNBC, Voice of America, C-Span Washington Journal, Colbert Report, among others and has appeared several times before U.S. Congress, and regularly at the Brookings Institute to discuss the current financial crisis.  Dr. Rehman has written over 80 scholarly articles, book chapters, conference papers, and published 7 books, including The Path To European Economic and Monetary Union, Financial Crisis Management in Regional Blocs, The Quest For Exchange Rate Stability in the Next Millennium, and the latest (co-authored) titled Corruption and Its Manifestation in the Persian Gulf (2010).



  • Ph.D., George Washington University, 1992
  • M.B.A., George Washington University, 1989
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1985