Middle East Experts

Middle East Expert Profiles

Krista E. Wiegand, President, SERMEISS

Dr. Krista E. Wiegand (Ph.D. Duke University) is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Security Program at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. Wiegand specializes in international conflict management and political violence, specifically conflict resolution, territorial and maritime disputes, mediation, rebel and terrorist group violence, and Middle EastĀ  security. She has written two books - Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, & Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and Bombs and Ballots: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups (Routledge, 2010), edited another book - The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in a Multidisciplinary Perspective (Routledge, 2015), is currently writing a third book, and written more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. As Director of the Global Security Program at the Baker Center, she oversees faculty, post-doctoral, and graduate student fellows, coordinates policy based research, hosts speakers from academia and government, and works to engage the center with policy makers in Washington and elsewhere. She can be reached for interviews at kwiegand@utk.edu.