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The University of Texas - Austin
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US Foreign Relations, Middle East, Lebanon, 20th Century, Civil War, International System, Political Violence, Sovereignty
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About Me

Dr. Emily Whalen earned her PhD in International History at the University of Texas – Austin in 2020. She has been an Ernest May Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellow at Yale’s International Security Studies Program and an affiliated scholar at the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. This year, Emily is a post-doctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National Security. The PEO Sisterhood and the American Association of University Women have also supported her work.

Previously, Emily worked as a historical consultant for the EastWest Institute, an international, non-governmental think-tank specializing in Track-II diplomacy, and as a coder for the Armed Conflict Location and Event Database, covering political violence in Pakistan. Her writing appears in several online publications, including Foreign Policy, Task and Purpose, Lawfare, H-Diplo, and The New Rambler Review. A distinguished graduate of the University of Virginia (BA 2010), Emily speaks French, Italian, and Levantine Arabic.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Middle East, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Military, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, World War II