Iraq Forum

Panel Member: Dr. Phebe Marr

Dr. Phebe Marr
Dr. Phebe Marr

Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Dr. Phebe Marr is currently Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace where she is working on a project envisioning an alternative future for Iraq. She is a retired professor and prominent historian of modern Iraq. Before retiring, Marr was research professor at the National Defense University, and a professor of history at the University of Tennessee and at Stanislaus State University in California. In 1999 to 2000, she was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. She’s a frequent contributor to media discussions about Iraq and has written a number of articles on Iraq and the Middle East. A revised edition of her book, The Modern History of Iraq, was published in 2004. Marr received a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern history from Harvard University and a master's degree in Middle East studies from Radcliffe College.

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