Marvin Weinbaum is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. where he provides analyses on Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, terrorism, development issues, political economy, and democratization. He also lectures at the Foreign Service Institute and has held adjunct fellowships at Georgetown and George Washington universities.
He previously served as an analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research for Afghanistan and Pakistan. His research, teaching, and consultancies have focused on the issues of national security, state building, democratization, and political economy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Weinbaum received his education from Brooklyn College (BA), University of Michigan (MA), and Columbia University (PhD). He is the author or editor of six books and has written more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. Selected publications include: Egypt and the Politics of U.S. Economic Aid (1986); Food, development, and politics in the Middle East (1982); Pakistan and Afghanistan: Resistance and Reconstruction (1994).