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John Calabrese

Assistant Professor School of Prof & Extd Studies

Areas of Expertise: Middle East Foreign Policy, East Asia Foreign Policy
John Calabrese is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He earned his BA in English and Government from Georgetown University; a Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Comparative and International Politics and a PhD in International Relations from The London School of Economics.

He began his career teaching high school English and Social Studies in Washington, DC. He has over 20 years' teaching experience at the college level, including at Richmond College (UK) and Bowdoin College. Since 1998, he has taught US Foreign Policy and supervised research projects in AU's Washington Semester Program. In spring 2010, he helped launch the AU Graduate Gateway Program in International Affairs.

Concurrently, Dr. Calabrese serves as a Scholar in Residence at the Middle East Institute (MEI), the Director of the institute's Middle East-Asia Project (MAP), and Book Review Editor of The Middle East Journal.

His research interests are focused on the international relations of the Middle East, particularly on the growing interdependence between the Gulf countries and South/East Asia.


BA, Georgetown University
Grad. Dip. and PhD, The London School of Economics

Favorite Spot on Campus
With my family.

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School of Prof and Extd Studies
Spring Valley Building - 409
Contact Info
(202) 895-4913

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  • Summer 2018

    • SPEX-026 Washington and the World: Monash Univ Undergrad Program
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    • SPEX-026 Washington and the World: Monash Univ Graduate Program
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  • Spring 2019

    • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Asia's Conflict Flashpoints
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