Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Middle East Studies; Director, Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS); Director, Middle East Studies Program
|Address:||Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Areas of Expertise
Middle East politics, Arab media and public opinion, Islamist movements, public diplomacy
Professor Lynch received his B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. He teaches courses on Middle Eastern politics and international relations. He is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at GW, edits the Middle East Channel for ForeignPolicy.com, and is a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
Ph.D., Cornell University
- The Arab Uprising (PublicAffairs, March 2012)
- Revolution in the Arab World: Tunisia, Egypt, And the Unmaking of an Era (ForeignPolicy, 2011). eBook.
- "After Egypt: The Limits and Promise of the Online Challenges to the Authoritarian Arab State". Perspectives on Politics 9, no.2 (2011), pp.301-310.
- "Veiled Truths: The Rise of Political Islam in the West", Foreign Affairs 89, no.4 (July/August 2010), pp.138-147.
- Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today (Columbia Univ. Pr., 2007).
- "Brothers in Arms: Memo to the Muslim Brotherhood on How to Talk to America". Foreign Policy, September/October 2007.
- IAFF 6361 Middle East Studies Cornerstone
- IAFF 6378 Special Topics in Middle East Studies
Media and Politics in the Islamic World
- PSC 2440 Theories of International Politics
- PSC 2478 International Relations of the Middle East
- PSC 6478 International Relations of the Middle East
- PsC 8441 Advanced Theories of International Relations