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Robert Springborg
Professor
Department of National Security Affairs
School of International Graduate Studies
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3631
Email: rdspring (at) nps.edu
EDUCATION:
PhD - Stanford University, 1974
MA - Stanford University, 1967
BA - Macalester College, 1966
summa cum laude
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • 2008-Present Professor
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • MBI Al Jaber Chair in Middle East Studies and Director, London Middle East Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, London 2002-2006;
  • Director, American Research Center in Egypt, 2000-2002
  • Director for the Middle East, Development Associates, 1997-2000
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and University Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1973-1999
  • Chief Technical Specialist, Democratic Institutions Support Project, USAID, Washington, 1992-1996.
  • Visiting Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-88
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania 1980-82
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Political Economy of the Middle East
  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • US Foreign Policy in the Middle East
  • Democratization
  • Israel-Palestine Conflict
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Political Economy of the Middle East
  • Governmental institutions and processes in the Middle East
  • Democratization
  • European-Middle Eastern relations
AWARDS:
  • Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1968-1971
  • Fellow, American Research Center in Egypt, 1971-72; 1986-87
  • President (1991), Australasian Middle East Studies Association
  • National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, Washington, D.C. 1997-
  • Board of Trustees of the Committee for British Research in the Levant, 2005-
  • Board of Trustees of the British Society for Middle East Studies, 2004-
  • Board of Trustees, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2007-
  • Phi Beta Kappa Epsilon of Minnesota, 2008-
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Member and past President (1991), Australasian Middle East Studies Association
  • Member of the National Advisory Committee of the Middle East Policy Council, Washington, D.C. 1997-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of The Middle East in London, 2003-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the LMEI/SOAS Saqi Series on Contemporary Middle East Issues, 2005-
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Committee for British Research in the Levant, 2005-
  • Member of the Board of the British Society for Middle East Studies, 2004-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy Bulletin, 2005-
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 2007-
  • Member of the Steering Committee of Il Vicino Oriente, September 2007-
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Routledge Series on the Political Economy of the Middle East, 2008-
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Epsilon of Minnesota, 2008-
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Clement M. Henry and Robert Springborg, Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Robert Springborg (lead author), Oil and Democracy in Iraq. London: Saqi Books, 2007.
  • Robert Springborg, “Political Islam and Europe: Views from the Arab Mediterranean States and Turkey,” in Michael Emerson and Richard Youngs, eds., Political Islam and European Foreign Policy: Perspectives from Muslim Democrats of the Mediterranean. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies, 2007, pp. 160-184.
  • Robert Springborg, “The Middle East’s Democracy Gap: Causes and Consequences,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, vol. 13, no. 2 (Spring/Summer 2007), pp. 233-246.
  • Alanoud Alsharekh and Robert Springborg, eds., Popular Culture and Political Identity in the Arab Gulf States. London: Saqi Books, 2008.



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