Guy Burton is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and (as of January 2019) an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Vesalius College in Brussels. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (2016-18). Before that, he was Assistant Professor at the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus (2013-16); Lecturer at the University of Kurdistan-Hewler in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (2012-13); and Research Fellow (2010-12) and Acting Director (2011-12) at the Center for Development Studies at Birzeit University in occupied Palestine.
Dr. Burton's research interests are wide ranging. He covers comparative politics, international relations, the politics of development and public policy and has regional specialism in the Middle East and Latin American areas. He is the author, most recently of Rising Powers and the Arab–Israeli Conflict since 1947 (Lexington Books, 2018). His publications also include co-authorship and authorship of Presidential Leadership in the Americas since Independence (Lexington Books, 2016) and Policy-making and education reform in the development of Latin American social democracy (Edwin Mellen, 2011) respectively. His work has also published in peer-reviewed journals such as Third World Quarterly, Conflict Security & Development, Middle East Critique, International Review of Education and Latin American Perspectives. He received his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics in 2009.