Ruth Margolies Beitler is a Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy where she serves as course director for Middle East Politics and Cultural Anthropology. She has been the director of the Conflict and Human Security Studies Program (CHSS) since its inception in 2006 and directs the department’s summer internship program.
A graduate of Cornell University with a BA in Near Eastern Studies, Dr. Beitler holds a Master of Arts of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where she also received her Ph.D. in International Relations.
Dr. Beitler is author of three books: Women’s Roles in the Middle East and North Africa (coauthored) published by Greenwood Press, 2010, The Fight for Legitimacy: Democracy vs. Terrorism (coauthored) published by Praeger in 2006 and The Path to Mass Rebellion: An Analysis of Two Intifadas published by Lexington Press in June, 2004. Her article, co-authored with Richard Shultz, "Tactical Deception and Strategic Surprise in Al Qaeda Operations" appeared in the Middle East Review of International Affairs (June 2004). Her manuscript (co-authored with Cindy Jebb), entitled, Egypt as a Failing State: Implications for U.S. National Security was published as an occasional paper for the Institute for National Security Studies in July 2003. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles.
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