Robert Laffey, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Government

Phone: 617-305-5104
Fax: 617-367-4623
Email: rlaffey@suffolk.edu 
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1079

 

 

 

 

Education

  • PhD, University of Notre Dame

Fields of Interest

  • International Relations
  • Middle East Politics
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Research Interests

  • U.S. and Middle East relations
  • U.S. and the Arab-Israeli conflict

Working Papers

The U.S. Senate and Its Support for Israel

Presentations

Moderator/Discussant - Ford Hall Forum: "Hope Arab Springs Eternal," May 2013
Middle East Politics and the Role of Religious Identity: A Conversation with Zeidan Atashi - Suffolk University, October 2012
"The March Toward Democracy in the Middle East: - Suffolk University, February 2011
Teach-in - On Lead-Up to Invasion of Iraq - Suffolk University, March 2003
Christian Communities in the Middle East – Paulist Center, Boston, October 2003
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Historical Perspective – Providence College, October 2002

Courses Taught

GVT 110 - Introduction to American Government
GVT 120 - Research Methodology
GVT 311/611 - Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
GVT 363/672 - American Foreign Policy
GVT 384/692 - U.S. and the Middle East
GVT 399/699 - Politics of Ethnic Conflict
GVT 462/662 - Approaches to Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
GVT 485/685 - Politics of the Middle East
GVT 489/689 - Islam and Politics
GVT 490/690 - International Relations of the Middle East
GVT 765 - Seminar on Contemporary International Relations
GVT 774 - Ethical Issues in International Relations
GVT 778 - Advanced Research Methods in International Relations