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Director, Defence and Security Committee
At the Assembly since August 2013


Ethan Corbin completed his doctorate in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in May, 2013.  His dissertation developed a theory of state alignment with external armed groups, which he tested with a longitudinal case study of Syria’s use of the Palestinian and Lebanese armed groups from 1963 to 2010.

Prior to joining the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Ethan was a Lecturer in political international relations at Tufts University teaching courses on U.S. foreign policy and international security studies.  His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, international security, international organizations, and Middle Eastern politics.  From 2011-2013, Ethan was a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his AB from Bowdoin College, a master’s in Middle Eastern history from Université de Paris-IV (La Sorbonne), and a MALD from The Fletcher School.  Ethan has published on topics ranging from Syrian foreign policy, peacekeeping operations, and insurgency and counter-insurgency warfare. Ethan has also worked for the State Department and the Department of Defense.  Other past fellowships include: Earhart Foundation, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), and The Eisenhower Institute.

Outside of the NATO PA, Ethan’s interests include music, running, mountain biking, ice hockey, and squash.