Irene Gendzier

Professor Emerita

Education: B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics, Political Development, International Political Economy, Middle Eastern Studies.

Irene Gendzier writes on subjects of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and problems of development. Her works include: Notes From the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon and the Middle East, 1945-1958 (Columbia U Press, 1998; pbk.Westview Press, 1999); Development Against Democracy (Tyrone Press, 1995; previously:: Managing Political Change: Social Scientists and the Third World (Westview, 1985); Frantz Fanon: A Critical Study Pantheon (1973; revised ed. Evergreen, 1985); “Play it Again Sam: The Practice and Apology of Development,” in Christopher Simpson, ed., Universities and Empire (New Press, 1998); “Culture and Development: Veiled Apologetic or an Effort at Social Reconstruction of Economic and Political Change,” in The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, (summer 1989,13,2). “Democracy, Deception, and the Arms Trade: The U.S. Iraq, and Weapons of Mass Destruction,” in Crimes of War: Iraq, edited by Richard Falk, Irene Gendzier, and Robert Jay Lifton, (Nation Books, 2006). Irene Gendzier is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston University.

Professor Gendzier regularly taught the following courses:
Comparative Political Development (PO 551)
Politics and Society in North Africa and the Middle East (PO 560)
National Developmentand International Politics (PO 581)
Comparative Development and Underdevelopment (PO 842)

For more information:
Curriculum Vitae