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Arnold Leder

Dr. BanoffOffice:  UAC 363
Phone:  512.245.3263

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Brooklyn College, City University of New York
M.A., Washington Univ. St Louis
Ph.D., Indiana Univ.

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Dr. Arnold Leder is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. Dr. Leder has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Government and Middle East Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He has published materials on Turkish politics in professional journals, including Middle Eastern Studies (London School of Economics), The American Political Science Review, and a monograph with The University of Texas press, Catalysts of Change: Marxist Versus Muslim in a Turkish Community. He has also participated in and chaired professional panels on Turkish and Middle East Politics and a variety of additional subjects and he has presented papers and given invited talks in academic and professional meetings on Turkish politics, the Turkish minority in Germany, and international broadcasting. Dr. Leder serves on the Board of Editors of the national journal The Public Manager. He has served as a reviewer of submitted manuscripts for several academic journals, including Comparative Political Studies and Armed Forces and Society. He has served as both Senior Policy Analyst and Deputy Director for Islamic and Turkic Peoples of the Caucasus, Turkey, and Central Asia for Radio Liberty at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany. Dr. Leder has also held the position of Chief of the Azerbaijani Service of The Voice of America in Washington D. C. Dr. Leder has been an Interpreter and Lecturer on Turkish society, politics, and Islam for the Smithsonian Institution of Washington D. C. and he has participated in a Scholar-Diplomat Seminar on European Affairs and American Foreign Policy at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State. He has also been a Fulbright-Hays Scholar for fieldwork on village politics in Turkey.

Arnold Leder earned a Ph.D. in Political Science and Middle East Studies at Indiana University (Bloomington) where he was appointed Research Fellow at the Indiana University International Development Research Center, an MA in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow, and a BA w/Honors in Political Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Dr. Leder's areas of interest are: Middle East Politics, Terrorism, American Foreign Policy, Political Psychology, and The Holocaust. He teaches a variety of courses and he has been responsible for the creation and development of many courses at Texas State University, including The Politics of Extremism (Terrorism)/Political Science 4344 (see: ), The Holocaust/Political Science 4313 (see: ), Politics & Personality (Political Psychology)/Political Science 3314 (see: ), and Islam/Political Science 4331 (see: ). The web syllabi for all of his courses, with many links to resources and scholarly materials for students, may be accessed at .

Courses Taught

PS 3314 Politics and Personality

PS 4313 The Holocaust

PS 4331 Islamic Law and Politics

PS 4344 Politics of Extremism

PS 4379 Independent Study

PS 5398 Directed Reading and Research