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Gary B Wasserman


Professor at SFS-Qatar


Faculty - SFS-Qatar
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Gary Wasserman has fashioned a career in teaching, political consulting and writing. Presently he is a professor of Government at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Doha, Qatar, teaching international relations and American government. Previously he taught graduate students at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Nanjing, China. He received his Ph.D with Distinction at Columbia University. A Fulbright Scholar, he studied in St. Antony's College at Oxford University, Nairobi University, and Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. His thesis, “Politics of Decolonization,” was published by Cambridge University Press. He also taught at Columbia University and Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

In his 20 year career as a Washington analyst and consultant, Dr. Wasserman managed communications for international and domestic clients. As a Senior Vice President of the public affairs consultants, Bozell Sawyer Miller, he organized state and national campaigns, a role he also filled as a partner in a grassroots lobbying firm. His public service includes: National Issues Coordinator for a presidential campaign; legislative assistant in the House of Representatives, and Special Assistant for Evaluation to the Administrator of USAID. Before returning to teaching he created Banyan Advisors, a non-profit lobbying firm for the poor.

A widely published author and media commentator, Gary has written for a number of publications including, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy and Al Jazeera. He created the popular, if short-lived, satire magazine, Mole. With Senator Fred Harris he co-authored America's Government. He recently wrote Politics in Action, a book of case studies on modern politics (2012), and Pearson is publishing the 15th edition of his text, The Basics of American Politics, (2015).