Debra Shushan (PhD, Yale) is Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary. She came to W&M in 2007 and is a member of the faculties of interdisciplinary programs in International Relations and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Shushan's research focuses on the international relations of the Middle East, with emphases on Arab foreign policy decision-making; foreign aid; the Arab Gulf states; multilateralism, regional, and international organizations; and the Palestine-Israel conflict. More information on her publications and current research can be found here.
Professor Shushan's course offerings include Govt 339 Middle East Political Systems, Govt 439 Arab Foreign Policy, and Govt 203 Intro to Comparative Politics.
Professor Shushan received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Yale University. Shushan is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship, and the Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. In 2010-11, Professor Shushan was a fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.