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Alex Hobson
Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Tribble B-8


Alex Hobson is an historian of the U.S. and the World. His research has appeared in International History Review, Diplomatic History, New Lines Magazine, and Foreign Policy among other publications. His current book manuscript is a multi-vocal study of the rise of an ethics of vengeance in U.S.-Middle East history since the 1960s.

He has held post-doctoral fellowships at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Nicholas Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University

He has taught at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, Northwestern University, Drake University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


History 108: Americas and the World

Disasters in American History from the 18th to the 21st Centuries

The United States and International Terrorism

Articles and Essays

‘A Lot of People Watching’: Understanding the Theater of TerrorismDiplomatic History

The Unraveling of Jimmy Carter’s Middle East, New Lines Magazine

 Creating a World Stage: Revolution Airport and the Illusion  of Power, The International History Review

 An Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Make Americans Safer, Foreign Policy 

Henry Kissinger’s Great Escape, New Lines Magazine