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Dr.
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Mietek Boduszynski
Assistant Professor, Politics and International Relations, Pomona College

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Middle East & North Africa
Foreign Policy & Diplomacy
Claremont, CA
United States

Mietek Boduszynski teaches U.S. Foreign Policy at Pomona College, and was a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State at postings in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq. At Pomona, he also teaches courses on the Arab Spring, democracy promotion and democratization. A member of the Pacific Council, Boduszynski is an expert on the Balkans and the modern Middle East and North Africa, especially Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

A frequent op-ed contributor to publications such as the The Hill, Foreign Affairs and the Washington Post, Boduszynski published a book on democratization in the Balkans, and has a book coming out in September 2019 titled "US Democracy Promotion in the Arab World: Beyond Interests vs. Ideals".

Boduszynski serves as a 2016-2018 Center for Public Diplomacy Research Fellow at the University of Southern California, a 2017-2018 Resident Fellow at IAU College in Aix-en-Provence and a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po-Paris School of International Affairs (Spring 2018). Boduszynski has also been a Visiting Scholar at Osaka School of International Public Policy (Summer 2017) and the University of Gothenburg-V-Dem Institute, and has taught at the American University of Cairo, Temple University—Japan Campus, European University in Tirana (Albania), the University of San Diego and KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

In addition to English, Boduszynski speaks Arabic, Japanese, Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian, Albanian, French and Polish.

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