Michael C. Hudson

Michael C. Hudson is the Seif Ghobash Professor of International Relations and Arab Studies, Emeritus, at Georgetown University, where he began as Professor of International Relations in 1979. He directed the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service intermittently from 1979 to 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he was the first director of the Middle East Institute and Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and the M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has held Guggenheim, Ford, and Fulbright fellowships and is a past president of the Middle East Studies Association. Among Hudson’s publications are The Precarious Republic: Political Modernization in Lebanon (1968, 1985); The World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators (1972, co-author); Arab Politics: The Search for Legitimacy (1977); The Palestinians: New Directions (1990, editor and contributor); and Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration (1999, editor and contributor). His most recent book is Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World (2014, co-editor and contributor). He has contributed to the BBC, PBS, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, Channel News Asia, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Thomson Reuters TV, CCTV, Jadaliyya, and major newspapers.