Professor Fawaz A. Gerges is a Professor of International Relations at LSE where he also holds the Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies.
Areas of expertise
- Islam and the political process
- Islamist movements and jihadist groups
- The Arab-Israeli conflict
- State and society in the Middle East
- Political risk in the Middle East
- Foreign policies of Middle Eastern States
- America and the Muslim world
- Oil, religion and politics
Professor Fawaz A. Gerges is a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he also holds the Chair in Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies. He was the LSE’s inaugural Director of the Middle East Centre from 2010 until 2013. He earned a doctorate from Oxford University and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught at Oxford, Harvard, and Columbia, and was a research scholar at Princeton and chairholder at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. He has been the recipient of a MacArthur, Fullbright and Carnegie Fellowships and his books have been translated into a number of foreign languages.
His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, International Herald Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Guardian, The Independent, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Middle East Journal, Survival, and many others.
Gerges has given hundreds of TV and radio interviews for top talk and news shows and programmes on various media outlets throughout the world, including BBC, Sky, CNN, ABC, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, CBC, and Aljazeera. He speaks on topics relating to the international relations of the Middle East, the political economy of the Middle East, oil, religion and political authoritarianism, risk analysis, Islam and the political process, mainstream Islamist movements and jihadist groups (like the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, and ISIS); Arab politics and Muslim politics in the 20th century, state and society in the region, the Arab-Israeli conflict, American foreign policy towards the Muslim world, the modern history of the Middle East, history of conflict, diplomacy and foreign policy, and historical sociology.