Michael C. Hudson
Director, Middle East Institute and Professor of Political Science at National University of Singapore
Michael Craig Hudson is the Director of the Middle East Institute and Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore. He is also Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University, where he was Professor of International Relations since 1979 and Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies since 1980 in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. While at Georgetown, Hudson served as Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies intermittently for over twenty years, most recently from 2007 to 2010.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1959 and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 1960 and 1964, respectively. In 1961, he received a Certificate in Arabic from Princeton University. While studying for his PhD at Yale, Hudson specialized in comparative politics and international relations with his advisor, the renowned political scientist Karl W. Deutsch. His dissertation was entitled “Political Change in Lebanon: 1943-1963,” which would be the basis for his first book The Precarious Republic: Political Modernization in Lebanon