Michael Rubin (historian)

Michael Rubin (historian)

Michael Rubin (born July 13, 1971) is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School, and editor of the "Middle East Quarterly". [American Enterprise Institute scholar biography, [http://www.aei.org/rubin] .]

A native of Philadelphia, Rubin earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1999. His dissertation, "The Making of Modern Iran, 1858-1909: Communications, Telegraph and Society" won Yale's John Addison Porter Prize [Yale University, "Democracy, Security, and Justice" lecture series, [http://www.yale.edu/dsj/lectures/10-21-01.htm] .] . He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including from the Council on Foreign Relations [Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report (2002), http://www.cfr.org/content/about/annual_report/ar_2002/032-39.pdf.] , Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he was a Soref Fellow in 1999-2000.

He has lectured in history at Yale University, Hebrew University, and worked as visiting lecturer at Universities of Sulaymani, Salahuddin, and Duhok. Between 2002 and 2004, Rubin worked as a country director for Iran and Iraq in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, from which he was seconded to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq [Press Release, "Michael Rubin Appointed Middle East Quarterly Editor", http://www.meforum.org/press/613.] .

Rubin is co-author of "Eternal Iran" (Palgrave, 2005) and "Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes in Khatami's Iran " (2001) [ISBN 0944029450] , co-editor of "Dissent and Reform in the Arab World" (AEI Press, 2008), and lead drafter of "Meeting the Challenge: U.S. Policy Toward Iranian Nuclear Development," a September 2008 report of a Bipartisan Policy Center task force chaired by Senators Daniel Coats and Charles Robb. [American Enterprise Institute scholar biography, [http://www.aei.org/rubin] .]


External links

* [http://www.aei.org/rubin Rubin's biography] – from the American Enterprise Institute.

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