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Michael Rubin.

Michael Rubin (born July 13, 1971) is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School, and lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. [1]

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 [2]. Between 2004 and 2009, he was editor of the Middle East Quarterly. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including from the Council on Foreign Relations [3], 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, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 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 [4].

Rubin is co-author of Eternal Iran (Palgrave, 2005) and Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes in Khatami's Iran (2001)[5], 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.[6]


  1. ^ American Enterprise Institute scholar biography, [1].
  2. ^ Yale University, "Democracy, Security, and Justice" lecture series, [2].
  3. ^ Council on Foreign Relations Annual Report (2002),
  4. ^ Press Release, "Michael Rubin Appointed Middle East Quarterly Editor",
  5. ^ ISBN 0944029450
  6. ^ American Enterprise Institute scholar biography,[3].

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