Prof. Nathan Brown
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University; Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Professor Brown is the author of six books, the latest of which is When Victory is not an Option: Islamist Political Parties and Semiauthoritarianism in the Arab World (forthcoming, Cornell University Press, fall 2011). He received his B.A. in 1980 from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1983 and 1987. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Malcolm Kerr Prize by the Middle East Studies Association. He taught for one year at Ben-Gurion University in Israel as a Fulbright fellow and received previous Fulbright grants to conduct research in Egypt and the Gulf. He has also conducted research funded by the United States Institute of Peace and served as a member of the international advisory committees for drafting the Iraqi and Palestinian constitutions. In 2009, he was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for his work on Islamist political movements.