Dr. Charles Schmitz is a professor of geography at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland where he has taught since 1999. Dr. Schmitz is a specialist on the Middle East and Yemen. He began his academic career as a Fulbright Scholar and American Institute for Yemeni Studies fellow in Yemen in the early 1990s. Dr. Schmitz's current research interests include the political economy of development in Yemen, international law and the counter terror policy, international governance and failing states, and the sociology of contemporary Yemeni society.
B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies at University of California at Berkeley; M.A. in Geography at University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D. in Geography at University of california at Berkeley
Countries of Expertise:
Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Issues of Expertise:
Development, International Law, Geopolitics, Gulf Security, Gulf Economic Policy