Institution: London School of Economics
Position: Lecturer, comparative politics
Biography: Steffen Hertog is a lecturer in comparative politics at the London School of Economics’ Department of Government, having joined the department in 2010. He is a leading authority on the political economy of the Gulf states, and in January 2010 published Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats: Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia.
He has been a leading analyst and commentator on the economic cost to the GCC states due to the regional unrest. Until 2010, Hertog was Kuwait professor at France’s Sciences Po Paris school and a lecturer in political economy at the University of Durham in the UK.
He holds master’s degrees from the University of Bonn and the School of Oriental African Studies and has completed a doctorate at the University of Oxford. Among Hertog’s most noted work is a series of papers on the links between education in engineering and Islamic radicalism.
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