Dr. David Romano



Department

Political Science
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Political Science
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

Dr. David Romano is a Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University. He has authored numerous publications on the Kurds and the Middle East, including two books.

His research interests cover nationalism, social movements, theories of peace and conflict, political violence, politicized Islam, Middle-East and Mediterranean politics (with a special emphasis on Turkey, Iraq, the Kurds and other Middle Eastern minorities) and foreign policy.

Dr. Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since 2010.


Details

Education

  • PhD in Political Science, 2002, University of Toronto
  • MA in Political Science, 1993, McGill University
  • BA in Middle East Studies and Political Science, 1991, McGill University

Teaching

  • Politics and Government of the Middle East
  • International Relations Theories
  • Foreign Policies of Middle East States
  • Political Violence and Terrorism

Research and professional interests

  • Nationalism
  • Social movements
  • Theories of peace and conflict
  • Non-state actors (particularly movements employing guerrilla and terrorist tactics)
  • Politicized Islam
  • Middle-East and Mediterranean politics (with a special emphasis on Turkey, Iraq, the Kurds and other Middle Eastern minorities)
  • Forced migration (refugees, internally displaced persons)
  • Globalization and development issues

Additional resources


Areas of Expertise

Middle East

Media Appearances

Fact check: Trump nonsensically claims other presidents tried to make his Turkey deal for '10 years'
CNN
10/18/2019

Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano explains why President Trump’s claim about the recent Turkey deal doesn’t make any sense.


After attacks by Turkey, Trump falsely claims Kurds in Syria are much safer now
PolitiFact
10/16/2019

Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano explains why the Kurds are not safer without U.S. support.


Two MSU Experts on the Kurds Explain Turkey's Invasion of Syria
KSMU Radio
10/10/2019

Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano address the complicated relationship between Turkey and the Kurds.


Syrian business owner in Springfield laments the state of his native land
KY3
04/10/2018

Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano addresses the most recent chemical attack in Syria.


Syrians stifled by Lebanon’s new entry restrictions
Arab News
02/18/2018

Middle East politics expert Dr. David Romano weighs in on why Lebanon is restricting Syrians’ entry into the country.


Videos

Gaining a global perspective                                                                        Ethnic Terrorism, Constituency Reforms, and Improvement in Minority Rights                          Session 9: Regional Power Dynamics: Conflict and Collaboration                                      To be or not to be a terrorist? What interrupts radicalization?