Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown

Professor of Political Science
1957 E St. 502A
Phone: 202-994-2123
Mobile: 202-994-5477

Areas of Expertise

Comparative politics of the Middle East, democratization and constitutionalism, rule of law in the Arab world, Islam and politics.


Professor Brown specializes in comparative politics and Middle Eastern politics.  Professor Brown also serves as a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; he was named a Carnegie Scholar for 2009-2011.


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1987



He is author of Peasant Politics in Modern Egypt (Yale University Press, 1990), The Rule of Law in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World: Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government (SUNY Press, 2002), and of several articles and edited collections on Arab politics and society, constitutionalism, and democracy. His most recent book, Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine, was published by the University of Calfornia Press in 2003. Professor Brown is currently completing a book on Islamist political movements in the Arab world.

Office Hours

Monday 5-7:00pm