Geoffrey Gresh, Ph.D.
Department of International Security Studies
• B.A., Lafayette College
• MALD., Ph.D., International Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
• National and Maritime Security in Southwest Asia
• Energy Security
• Islamic Banking & Finance
• Base Politics and U.S. Military Basing Abroad
• Iran, Turkey, Central Asia & the Caucasus
Geoffrey F. Gresh is Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA). He received a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University where he wrote his dissertation on U.S. military basing and maritime security in the Persian Gulf. Prior to CISA, he served as a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po in Paris, France and was the recipient of a Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellowship. In 2009, he received a U.S. Fulbright-Hays Grant to teach international relations at Salaheddin University in Erbil, Iraq. He has also been awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Istanbul, Turkey and a Presidential Scholarship at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Additionally, he has worked with Colombian refugees in Quito, Ecuador.
At the Fletcher School, Gresh served as a program manager with the Program on Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization where he managed diplomatic and international security training programs for countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Most recently, he was named as a U.S.-Japan Foundation Leadership Fellow and a nonresident Senior Fellow with the Institute for Global Maritime Studies. His research has appeared in such scholarly or peer reviewed publications as The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Iran and the Caucasus, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Insight Turkey, Al-Nakhlah and Foreign Policy. He has a working command of Arabic, Turkish, French, Spanish, and German.