Mark Gasiorowski (born October 9, 1954) is a political scientist and author who works at Louisiana State University in the field of Middle East politics, Third World politics, and U.S. foreign policy. He holds a joint appointment in Louisiana State University's International Studies Program. He has been a Visiting Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University and a Visiting Professor at Tehran University. He has served frequently as a consultant to the United States Department of State. In 2003, he testified before the 9-11 Commission (aka the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States). Journalist and academic Stephen Kinzer has called him "the most persistent" of "a small but dedicated group of scholars [who] have devoted considerable effort to uncovering the truth about events surrounding the 1953 coup" in Iran, an event so important (Kinzer believes) it "defined all of subsequent Iranian history and reshaped the world in ways that only now becoming clear."
He earned his B.A. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago, June, 1976, his M.A. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina, May 1980 and his doctorate in Political Science also at the University of North Carolina, August 1984.
- Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, Fifth Edition. Westview Press, 2007. Edited with David Long and Bernard Reich.
- Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. Syracuse University Press, 2004. Edited with Malcolm Byrne.
- U.S. Foreign Policy and the Shah: Building a Client State in Iran. Cornell University Press, 1991.
- Gasiorowski, Mark. 2008. “Government and Politics.” In A Country Study: Iran. Washington: U.S. Library of Congress.
- “The New Aggressiveness in Iran’s Foreign Policy,” Middle East Policy, Vol, 14, No, 2, Summer 2007, pp. 125-132.
- Gasiorowski, Mark, and Zaheer Poptani. 2006. “The Macroeconomic Consequences of Democratic Transition: Learning Processes in the Third and Fourth Waves of Democratization.” Studies in Comparative International Development 41(2): 33-61.
- “The Real Power in Tehran,” The Guardian (London), June 29, 2005.
- ^ a b Mark J. Gasiorowski
- ^ Statement of Mark Gasiorowski to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. globalsecurity.org, July 9, 2003
- ^ Political Science
- ^ Kinzer, Stephen All the Shah's Men : An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, Stephen Kinzer, (John Wiley and Sons, 2003), Page xxvii
- ^ Kinzer, All the Shah's Men, 2003, p.212
- ^ LSU Professor Sheds Light On Misunderstood Culture
- ^ Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, googlebooks
- ^ Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. Reviewed by L. Carl Brown. Foreign Affairs, November/December 2004
- ^ “The Real Power in Tehran,” The Guardian, June 29, 2005]