Heidi E. Lane, PhD
Strategy & Policy
Dr. Heidi E. Lane is Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy and faculty advisor for Greater Middle East Regional Studies Area of Study at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. She has conducted extensive field research in the Middle East, including as research affiliate with the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a U.S. Fulbright scholar in Syria. She is currently a research fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University where she is completing research on a book manuscript about the effects of counterterrorism programs on state liberalization in the Middle East. Her areas of specialization are ethnic and religious nationalism, insurgency and terrorism, and de-radicalization. She was also a visiting instructor in the Department of Government, Claremont-McKenna College before joining the US Naval War College in 2003. Dr. Lane holds a M.A and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is trained in Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian.
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