Nathan J. Brown (political scientist)

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Nathan J. Brown
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Nathan J. Brown
Born (1958-07-09) July 9, 1958 (age 60)
Alma materPrinceton University
University of Chicago
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical science
InstitutionsElliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Nathan J. Brown (born July 9, 1958) is an American scholar of Middle Eastern law and politics at George Washington University. Brown is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs and the former director of its Institute for Middle East Studies.[1]


He received his BA from the University of Chicago and his PhD from Princeton University.[1]

Career and work[edit]

His work is focused on Islamic politics, particularly in Egypt[2] and the Palestinian territories, having his work published in the Washington Post[3] and Islamist movements in the Arab world.[1] His highest cited paper is "The rule of law in the Arab world: courts in Egypt and the Gulf"[4] at 288 times, according to Google Scholar.[5]

Brown served two years as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace[6] was a scholar at the Middle East Institute. He is currently on the Board of Advisors of the Project on Middle East Democracy.[7] Brown was selected as a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow for Near East Studies.[8]

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Nathan J. Brown, Full-time Faculty - The Elliott School of International Affairs". Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The constitutional process in Egypt". January 23, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Avoiding old mistakes in the new game of Islamic politics". September 22, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  4. ^ The rule of law in the Arab world: courts in Egypt and the Gulf by NJ Brown, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 6, 2006
  5. ^ "Nathan J. Brown". Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "Nathan J. Brown". Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Board of Advisors | Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)". Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Nathan J. Brown, Guggenheim Fellow page". Archived from the original on 3 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013.

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