Laurie Brand

Expert in the politics and culture of the Middle East

Robert Granford Wright Professor and Professor of International Relations, School of International Relations
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • Middle East political economy
  • Palestinian affairs
  • inter-Arab politics
  • Arab-Israeli peace
  • ethnic conflict in the Middle East
  • Third World politics
  • Third World economic development
  • globalization issues and the Third World
  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • North Africa
  • immigration, migration and refugees in the Middle East
  • Academic freedom
  • Arabic language study
  • Islamic civilization
  • gender in international relations
  • women in development

Additional Information

  • Author, Citizens Abroad: Emigration and the State: the Middle East and North Africa (2006)
  • Author, Women, the State and Political Liberalization: Middle Eastern and North African Experiences (1998), Jordan’s Inter-Arab Relations: The Political Economy of Alliance Making (1995) and Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution Building and the Search for State (1988)
  • Steering Committee Member, USC Francophone Resource Center
  • Past President, Middle East Studies Association (2004)
  • Recipient, Associates Award (2002)


  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

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