Mehran Kamrava is Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
Prof. Kamrava holds a PhD (1989) in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor Degree (1984) in Political Science and History from the California State University Northridge. He is the author of a number of journal articles and books, including, most recently: Qatar: Small State, Big Politics; The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War, 3rd ed.; and Iran's Intellectual Revolution.
His edited books include The International Politics of the Persian Gulf; Innovation in Islam: Traditions and Contributions; The Political Economy of the Persian Gulf; and The Nuclear Question in the Middle East.