photo: Marc Lynch

Marc Lynch

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS)
Faculty: Full-Time
Suite 512
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone: 202-994-5291
Fax: 202-994-5477

Areas of Expertise

Middle East politics, Arab media and public opinion, Islamist movements, public diplomacy


On Sabbatical, 2015–16 Academic Year

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, and is a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.


Ph.D., Cornell University


Classes Taught

  • 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