Flynt Leverett


Professor of International Affairs and Asian Studies


  • Politics & Policy

Focus Areas:

  • American Politics
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Congress
  • International Affairs
  • Middle East
  • Politics

In The Media:


  • Has been a visiting professor at MIT and Yale University
  • Is a visiting scholar at Peking University's Institute of International and Strategic Studies and a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.
  • Featured in the BBC/PBS documentary "Israel and the Arabs: The Elusive Peace" (2005) and in PBS Frontline's "Showdown With Iran" (2007)
  • Served as a peer reviewer for the International Energy Agency's "World Energy Outlook" and a consultant to the World Economic Forum's “Gulf Cooperation Council and the World 2025” scenarios project

Flynt Leverett is an expert on the Middle East, energy and the economic dimensions of international security, and Chinese foreign policy. He has written extensively on the international relations, politics, and political economy of the Middle East and on U.S. Middle East policy. He is part of the founding faculty at the Penn State School of International Affairs, and an affiliate faculty member at Penn State Law and the Asian Studies Program.

Leverett has testified before congressional committees and addressed foreign ministries and strategic research institutes in Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

In The Media

The Iran Syndrome

from The New York Times March 1, 2013

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