2009-2010 Visiting Scholar

Fred H . Lawson

Fred H. Lawson is the 2009-2010 CIRS Senior Fellow. He is Rice Professor of Government at Mills College, where he has been teaching international relations and Middle East politics since 1985. He is author of Social Origins of Egyptian Expansionism during the Muhammad ‘Ali Period (Columbia University Press, 1992); Why Syria Goes to War (Cornell University Press, 1996); Constructing International Relations in the Arab World (Stanford University Press, 2006); and other studies of political economy and foreign policy in the Middle East. He has held Fulbright lecturerships at the University of Aleppo (1992-93) and Aden University (2001).