My name is Henriette Müller and I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi.

My research explores political leadership and executive politics in comparative perspective, both at the national and international level, with a particular focus on female leadership and women empowerment.

I am also interested in forms of political performance, political communication and representations of leadership. My regional focus is on the GCC states and the European Union.

My first book Political Leadership and the European Commission Presidency was published by Oxford University Press in November 2019.

My second book explores women’s leadership from a global perspective, incorporating case studies from various parts of the world.

At NYU Abu Dhabi, I teach and conduct research on women and leadership as well as women’s pathways to power with an emphasis on the GCC states and the European Union.

Additionally, I study the influence of political leadership on national economic growth across the Arab Gulf region, Western Europe and Southeast Asia.

For more information, please visit www.nyuad.nyu.edu

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