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Professor Fawaz Gerges

Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle East Studies

Fawaz A. Gerges| is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and holder of the Emirates Professorship in Contemporary Middle East Studies. He was also the Director of the LSE Middle East Centre  from 2010 until 2013.

Gerges’ most recent books  are  The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World(Cambridge University Press, November 2013), Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?(Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013). On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 , Oxford University Press released Gerges’ book, The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda.

He earned a doctorate from Oxford University and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. Gerges has taught at Oxford, Harvard, and Columbia, and was a research scholar at Princeton and the chairholder of the Christian A. Johnson Chair in Middle Eastern Studies and International Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College, New York.

His special interests include Islam and the political process, social movements, including mainstream Islamist movements and jihadist groups (like the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda), Arab politics and Muslim politics in the 20th century, the international relations of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, state and society in the Middle East, American foreign policy towards the Muslim world, the modern history of the Middle East, history of conflict, diplomacy and foreign policy, and historical sociology.

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