Ph.D., M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., Brooklyn College
Lenore G. Martin is Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, at Emmanuel College in Boston, and an Associate of both the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. She co-chairs the Middle East Seminar, at Harvard. She has received three Fulbright awards, the last one in 2010 as a Senior Fulbright Researcher at Middle East Technical University, working on Turkey and the Middle East. She has written books and numerous articles analyzing national security in the Gulf, the larger Middle East and Turkey, including: The Unstable Gulf: Threats from Within, Lexington Books 1984, New Frontiers in Middle East Security, edited, St. Martin’s/Palgrave 1999 and 2001, and The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy, co-edited with Dimitris Keridis, MIT 2004. In 2010, as a member of the Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace she co-authored, Israel and Palestine-Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When? an on-line book with the Foreign Policy Association. From 1999-2017 she co-chaired the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World at Harvard University. In 2012 and 2016 she spent the Trinity Term at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford as a Senior Associate Member and Visiting Academic respectively. Dr. Martin has been on the editorial board of Turkish Studies since its inception in the spring of 2000 and was named to the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in 2017.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
Emmanuel College provides a fantastic learning environment. The faculty and administration have one goal - to make our College the best possible place to learn, live and grow.
I most enjoy working with my students. They are bright, engaged and curious. We have great discussions in class and in my office. I have been lucky enough to have a number of sharp and energetic research assistants who helped me prepare papers for presentation and publication.
I am now coordinating the new Global and Public Health interdisciplinary minor at the college. This has allowed students to integrate the sciences, social sciences and humanities as we seek answers to the enormous health challenges facing the U.S. and the world.
Since so much of my work has centered on the Middle East and Turkey, it is clear to me that war has not brought us peace in the area. I have therefore begun to give negotiations and negotiation techniques more emphasis in my classes.
I very much enjoy bringing my research into my classes through photos, personal experiences and guest lectures with activists, negotiators, and scholars in many different parts of the world.
My students and I have taken advantage of our Boston location and the Kennedy Library for class work and research. We have also travelled to the U.N. seeking a route to peace through diplomacy.
In the past, two of my students travelled with me to Turkey on a OneWorld Boston grant. We met some of the most important scholars, journalists and parliamentarians from every major political party as well as the US Ambassador to Turkey and Turkey's Minister of Finance. We also saw lots of Istanbul, Ephesus and Capadoccia. Best of all we had the opportunity to continue our work and to share our experience with the Emmanuel College community.
I look forward to more international trips in the future!
The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy
Winter 2004: Lenore G. Martin and Dimitris Keridis eds. (MIT Press)
New Frontiers in Middle East Security
Winter 1999: Lenore G. Martin, editor (St. Martin's Press/Palgrave paperback, 2001)
The Unstable Gulf: Threats From Within
Summer 1984: Lenore G. Martin (Lexington Books, Lexington, MA)
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