University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Faculty - Gordon Robison

Gordon Robison

Gordon Robison Lecturer (2009)

  • B.A., Pomona College
  • M.P.A., Harvard University
Area of expertise

International Relations

Contact Information

Office Hours: By appointment

Gordon Robison's career as a journalist specializing in both American politics and Middle East affairs stretches back more than twenty-five years. Currently a Senior Executive Producer for Al Jazeera America, he is also a columnist for Gulf News, a daily newspaper published in Dubai. Previously, Professor Robison served as Baghdad Bureau Chief for the Fox News Channel, worked as a correspondent and field producer reporting from Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq for CNN and taught the history and culture of Islam at Emerson College. In 2004-2005 he was a Senior Fellow at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Director of the Middle East Media Project at USC's Center for Public Diplomacy.

Professor Robison is the recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his role in CNN's coverage of the events of September 11, 2001. He is the author of Lonely Planet's Arab Gulf States guidebook, and a contributor to numerous other Lonely Planet titles on the Middle East and the United States. He is currently an Associate of Columbia University's Middle East Seminar and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Professor Robison lives in New York City.

Professor Robison's: Website