Debra  Shushan

Assistant Professor

Office: Tyler 464
Email: [[dlshushan]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3479
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Research Interests

Arab foreign policy, regime survival strategies in non-democratic states, foreign aid, impact of imposing foreign institutions abroad, role of women in Middle East politics, Israel in regional context


Professor Shushan (formerly Shulman) received her PhD from Yale University in 2008.  She earned an M.Phil in International Relations at Magdalen College, Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar.  She holds an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University.  A Middle East specialist, she has conducted research in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.


Govt 339 Middle East Political Systems (Fall 2009)

Govt 491 Arab Foreign Policies in the Gulf Wars (Fall 2009)

Govt 203 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Spring 2010)