Aboubakr Jamaï has been the Dean of the Institute for American Universities School of Business and International Relations since 2014. Aboubakr's professional career spans the business sectors of finance, economics, and journalism.
As a professor, he teaches political science and international journalism at IAU and other American institutions of higher education. Among the many prizes and distinctions he has received, he was named Harvard University’s Nieman Fellow in 2007 and Mason Fellow in 2008. He was also awarded the 2008 Tully Center Free Speech Prize, Newhouse School of Communication, Syracuse University, and the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists.