Andrew C. Hess

Professor of Diplomacy and Director of the Southwest-Central Asia and Islamic Civilization Program


Education
  • AM, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
  • PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
  • MBA, Kent State University
  • BS, University of Michigan
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh

Biography

Professor of Diplomacy. Professor Hess, Director of the Program for Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization, received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1954, and an M.B.A. from Kent State University, an M.A. in European History from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in 1966. He subsequently taught at American University in Cairo and from 1967-78 at Temple University, where he was an Associate Professor of History. From 1978 to 1984 he held executive positions with the Arabian American Oil Company in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. In 1984, he joined the faculty of The Fletcher School to take the position of Professor of Diplomacy and Director of the Program for Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization. He is the author of The Forgotten Frontier: A History of Sixteenth Century Ibero-African Relations (University of Chicago Press, 1978) and of numerous scholarly articles dealing with the Middle East, the most recent being "The Arabs and Technology" in The World and I, February 1990; "Review Essay: Riding Out the Storm?", The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Summer/Fall 1994; and "Peace and Political Reform in the Gulf: The Private Sector", Journal of International Affairs, Summer 1995 49/1. Professor Hess has also served as Academic Dean of The Fletcher School from July 1996 through August 1998.


Professional Activities
  • Director, The Program for Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization and the Caucasus Forum, the Contemporary Turkish Studies Program
  • in the past, directed the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Kuwaiti, Qatari, Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates Foreign Service Training Programs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • taught at The American University in Cairo and Temple University
  • held executive positions, Arabian American Oil Company (Saudi Arabia)

Affiliations
  • Program for Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization

Research Interests
  • Globalization and the impact of modern technology on Middle Eastern societies
  • the role of international business in the development of Southwest Asia and Central Asia
ARTICLES
• "Eurasia and the Geopolitics of Gas", The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (Winter 2008)
• Hess, Andrew C. "Peace and Political Reform in the Gulf: The Private Sector." Journal of International Affairs 49, no. 1 (1995): 103-.
Hess, Andrew C. "Review Essay: Riding Out the Storm." The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 18, no. 2 (1994): 169-182.

BOOK CHAPTERS
• Hess, Andrew C. "The Mediterranean and Shakespeare's Geopolitical Imagination." In "The Tempest" and Its Travels, eds. Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.
Hess, Andrew C. "Cultural and Political Limits on Forward Presence in Southwest Asia." In Naval Forward Presence and the National Military Strategy, eds. Robert Pfaltzgraff and Richard Shultz, Naval Institute Press, 1993.

OP-EDS
• Hess, Andrew C. "Presentiments of War." The Boston Globe, 4 October 1998.
• "The Arabs and Technology," The World and I (February 1990);

Courses

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Email Address
Andrew.Hess@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617.627.2774

Office Fax
617.627.3388

Office Location
Cabot 603A

Office Hours
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM


Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155