Charles G. MacDonald

Charles G. MacDonald

Areas of Expertise

Kurdish Studies, Middle East Studies, International Law


BA, Florida State University, International Affairs, 1969 MA, University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 1971 PhD, University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 1976


For fall, 2009, I am teaching courses on international law, development of international relations thought, and introduction to international relations. In the spring I will be teaching courses on the international relations of the Middle East and the international law of the sea. Usually I teach a course on the international relations of drug trafficking in the summer.

I am working on a book on Kurdish culture and a contribution on the Kurds for Blackwell’s (Oxford) “Companion Series” to be called “Companion to Religion and Social Justice.” I am also doing research for a textbook on the “International Relations of the Middle East.”

In November 2008, I completed my service at President of the Kurdish Studies Association. I am currently serving as the General Editor of Studies in International Relations, a Routledge Series. I continue to speak on the Middle East in panels in South Florida and to community groups. I review books on the Middle East and manuscripts on the Middle East.

Two of my former students (Sam Baroni and Ash Sogal) received civilian positions this past year with the U.S. Army and are working out of Fort Bragg, NC. I have been invited to lecture on Iraq in January 2009 at Florida Atlantic University.

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