Bryan R. Gibson, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Bryan R. Gibson is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hawai’i Pacific University, an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s Global Security Studies program, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Washington’s Middle East Center. He holds a PhD in International History from the London School of Economics and was previously the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at the LSE’s Centre for Diplomacy and Strategy and an Instructor on Middle Eastern History and Politics in the LSE’s Department of International History.

Bryan R. Gibson Sold Out Book CoverDr. Gibson is the author of Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Covert Relationship: U.S. Foreign Policy, Intelligence and the Iran-Iraq War (Praeger, 2010), and with Professor Nigel Ashton he co-edited, The Iran-Iraq War: New International Perspectives (Routledge, 2012). He is also currently working on two archival editions on the Kurds and Yemen that will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.


He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both the United States and Britain on a wide range of topics, including U.S. and British politics toward the Gulf region, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Arab nationalism, winning a departmental teaching excellence award in 2011. He has also taught postgraduate courses on Middle Eastern politics and security, in addition to advising students on their MA theses.

Dr. Gibson’s research focuses on foreign policy decision-making with respect to the Middle East and Gulf regions, specifically looking at the history of U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq, Iran, the Kurds and, more recently, Yemen.

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