Lawrence Rubin is Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He holds a PhD in Political Science from UCLA and has earned degrees from UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. Rubin has been a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs with the Dubai Initiative in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2009-2010) and has served as a lecturer on the Robert and Myra Kraft chair in Arab politics at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University (2008-2009). Rubin is currently the Associate Editor for the journal Terrorism and Political Violence. Outside of Academia, Rubin has held positions at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and the RAND Corporation. Rubin has conducted research in Morocco, Egypt, Israel, the UAE, and Yemen.