F. Gregory Gause III

Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Middle East Program

F. Gregory Gause III is professor of international affairs and John H. Lindsey '44 chair at the Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington, D.C. He joined the Bush School as head of the Department of International Affairs in 2014 and served in that role until 2022. During that period, he spent three years as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Doha Center from 2012 to 2015. He was previously at the University of Vermont, where he was professor of political science from 1995 to 2014 and, from 2010 to 2013, chair of its Department of Political Science. He served as director of the university's Middle East Studies Program from 1998 to 2008. Prior to his tenure at the University of Vermont, Dr. Gause served on the faculty at Columbia University (19871995) and was fellow for Arab and Islamic studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (199394). He was the Kuwait Foundation visiting professor of international affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (200910), and a Fulbright scholar at the American University in Kuwait (spring 2009). In spring 2010, he was a research fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Gause’s research focuses on the international politics of the Middle East, with a particular interest in the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. He has published three books, the most recent of which is The International Relations of the Persian Gulf (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Security Studies, the Middle East Journal, and the National Interest, as well as in other journals and edited volumes. He has testified on Persian Gulf issues before the Committee on International Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Dr. Gause received his PhD in political science from Harvard University (1987) and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo (198283) and at Middlebury College (1984). He received his BA from Saint Joseph’s University in 1980.