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John Calabrese Assistant Professor SPA | WS Washington Semester

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

Favorite Spot on Campus
With my family.
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 more than 25 years of 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 conjunction with AU's Core Curriculum, he has also taught first-year seminars on Asia's conflict flashpoints, security challenges in the Arab/Persian Gulf, and legacies of the past in world politics. In spring 2010, he helped launch the AU Graduate Gateway Program in International Affairs.

Concurrently, Dr. Calabrese serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI) and Book Review Editor of The Middle East Journal. He founded and directed the institute's Middle East-Asia Project (MAP)

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.
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Spring 2024

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Legacies of Past/Wrld Politics

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Legacies of Past/Wrld Politics

  • UGST-120 AU Cornerstone Practicum

  • UGST-120 AU Cornerstone Practicum

Summer 2024

  • WSEM-400 Washington Summer Intern/Sem: International Affairs

Fall 2024

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Asia's Conflict Flashpoints

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Insecurity Dilemmas/Gulf Reg