Dr. Weinbaum, currently scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute, was an Afghanistan and Pakistan analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence Research at the US Department of State. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, where he previously directed the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and held Fulbright Research Fellowships for Afghanistan and Egypt.
Dr. Marvin Weinbaum is currently the scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute, where he provides analysis n Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, terrorism, development issues, political economy, and democratization. He is also professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and served as an analyst in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research for Afghanistan and Pakistan from 1999 to 2003.
Professor Weinbaum earned his doctorate from Columbia University and served for 15 years as the director of the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. He also received Fulbright Research Fellowships for Egypt in 1981-82 and Afghanistan in 1989-90, and was a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace in 1996-97. He has also received awards from the Social Science Research Council, the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, IREX, the American Political Science Association, and other granting agencies.
He has held adjunct fellowships at Georgetown and George Washington universities, and lectures at the Foreign Service Institute. He also has consulted with numerous government agencies and private sector entities in the United States and around the world.
He is the author or editor of six books, including South Asia Approaches the Millennium: Reexamining National Security, co-edited with Chetan Kumar in 1995, and Afghanistan and Pakistan: Resistance and Reconstruction in 1994. In all, Dr. Weinbaum has written more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, mostly about Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, but also on Egypt and Turkey
Ph.D Columbia University
MA University of Michigan
BA Brooklyn College
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