Dr. Petra Weyland
Professor of Middle Eastern Affairs
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Dr. Petra Weyland has been a professor of Middle Eastern affairs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies since 2003. Her expertise is in Islam/Islamism; political, social and cultural aspects of transformation in the Middle East; Islam and the West; the peace process in the Middle East; civil-military cooperation; peace support operations; and intercultural dialogue
Prior to the Marshall Center, Dr. Weyland was a professor at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Hamburg, from 1993-2003.
From 1990 – 1993 she was a research fellow at the German Orient Institute in Istanbul. She also was a research fellow at the American University in Cairo where she was working on Egyptian labour migration to Iraq.
She was also a lecturer and research fellow at the Universities of Bielefeld and Hamburg.
Dr. Weyland earned her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1990. She also received a master of arts degree in Islamic Sciences from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1983.