Geoffrey F. Gresh

PhD Dissertation (working title)

Guarding the Gulf: The U.S. Military and Arabian Peninsula Base Politics, 1945-2003

Fields of Study

Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization, International Security Studies, Maritime Studies

Biographical Note

Geoffrey F. Gresh serves as a Research Fellow at both the Institute for Global Maritime Studies and the Program on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is currently writing his dissertation on military base politics and the complex dynamics of regional and maritime security in the Persian Gulf. Previously, he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Turkey from 2004 to 2005 and a Presidential Intern at the American University in Cairo from 2002 to 2003. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Al-Nakhlah, the Fletcher School's Journal on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization. For the 2009-2010 academic year, he was awarded a Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship from the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C. For 2010-2011, he was chosen as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S.-Japan Foundation and as a visiting Ph.D. fellow at Sciences Po in Paris. Gresh's research has appeared in such journals as Iran and the Caucasus, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. Gresh received a B.A. with high honors in history and French from Lafayette College and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.


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