Danny Postel

Assistant Director, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University

Danny Postel is the Assistant Director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University and a Research Affiliate of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He is the author of Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran (2006) and co-editor of three books: The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future (2011), The Syria Dilemma (2013). and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (2017). He is a co-editor of PULSE ( and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and a variety of other publications.