About the Author

Jerrold D. Green

Dr. Jerrold D. Green is the Director of International Development, Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy, Professor of International Studies at the RAND Graduate School (RGS), and a Senior Political Scientist at RAND in Santa Monica, California. Prior to this, he served as Associate Chairman of the Research Staff (1996-98) and Head of the International Policy Department and Corporate Research Manager (1994-96). He has served as a Visiting Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and in the Department of Political Science at UCLA, where he is currently an Associate of the Gustave Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies. Green has a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts/Boston as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, where he specialized in the politics of the Middle East.

Green is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies (London), has served on the Advisory Committee of the Asia Society of Southern California, and is involved with a variety of academic organizations in the area of Middle East Studies. He has written widely on Middle East themes, focusing on American Middle East policy, the role of religion in the region, inter-Arab relations, Iranian politics, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His work has appeared in such publications as World Politics, Comparative Politics, Ethics and International Affairs, Survival, Middle East Insight, the Harvard Journal of World Affairs, and the Iranian Journal of International Relations.