As Syrian Peace Talks Hit Snags and Delays, NSU has a Subject Matter Expert in Middle Eastern Politics for Media Working Stories

Article ID: 612810

Released: 24-Jan-2014 10:30 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Nova Southeastern University

Expert Pitch
  • Dustin Berna, Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dustin Berna, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, with his two major fields of study being Middle Eastern politics and international relations

Berna has collected and coded every Islamic fundamentalist group that is or has been in operation in the Islamic world since 1970. His research specializations include Middle Eastern politics, Islamic fundamentalism, religious extremism, social movements, terrorism, and political institutions. He has taught classes on the Iraq War, Islamic politics, Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, political violence, international relations, U.S. foreign policy, politics of developing states, revolutions, international negotiation, and violence Prevention.

Dr. Berna has written numerous articles on topics that range from terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism to Iranian political institutions and Islamic democracy.

(American political institutions were third and minor field.) Berna has two Masters Degrees; a M.A. in political science and a M.S. in history education. He also has two baccalaureate degrees; a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in English literature. His dissertation was a quantitative study that evaluated the causes and electoral success of Islamic fundamentalist movements.


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