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Elizabeth F. Thompson, Professor

Elizabeth Thompson

Professor School of International Service

Elizabeth F. Thompson is the Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace at American University. She is a historian of political movements, democratization, and international intervention in the Middle East. She is author of two books: Justice Interrupted (Harvard, 2013) and Colonial Citizens (Columbia, 2000). Prof. Thompson is now writing a third book, After Lawrence, on the establishment of a democratic Arab government at Damascus in 1920, and the consequences of its destruction, authorized by the League of Nations. She is also co-producing a documentary on World War I in the Middle East.


PhD, Columbia University in history BA, Harvard University in history and literature

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