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Glenn E Robinson

Phone: (831) 656-2710


Robinson has authored or co-authored four books on Middle East politics, and 120 journal articles, book chapters, government reports and conference papers. His most recent book, Global Jihad: A Brief History, is due out in 2020. He has worked closely with both USAID and DOD on various development and political challenges facing the Middle East.
Other Experience
  • Associate Editor, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
  • Fulbright Scholar, Univ of Jordan in Amman
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS Fellow, Yarmouk Univ in Jordan
  • Research Fellow, Truman Institute of the Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem
  • 2003 Senior Political Scientist, The RAND Corporation
  • 2019 - 2019 Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore
  • 2019 - 2019 Visiting Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 1991 Research Associate, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Univ of California, Berkeley.
Research Interests
Social movement theory
State-building and governance
Political Violence
Teaching Interests
Middle Eastern Area Studies
Political Violence
Islamism and Jihadism
Arab-Israeli Conflict


  • 2001 - Outstanding NPS Instructor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1997 - Outstanding NPS Instructor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1997 - Outstanding Research Achievement, Naval Postgraduate School

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • American Political Science Association
  • Committee on Academic Freedom in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • 2012 Founding Board Member, Treasurer, Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies