A. Richard Norton

Augustus Richard Norton is a professor of International Relations and Anthropology at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, as well as Director of the Institute for Iraqi Studies.  He is also a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His books include Hezbollah: A Short History (Princeton University Press, 2007, 2009, 2014), Civil Society in the Middle East, as editor (E. J. Brill, 2 vols., 1995, 1996, 2005), and Amal and the Shi’a (University of Texas Press, 1987).  His publications include: “The Puzzle of Political Reform in the Middle East,” in The International Relations of the Middle East, OUP, 4th ed., 2016; and a co-author of Israel and Palestine: Two states for two peoples—if not now, when? published by the Foreign Policy Association. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1984.