George R. Trumbull IV has commented extensively on current events in North Africa and in the Islamic world. His work has appeared in various locations, including U.S. News and World Report and the English edition of the Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm, and he has conducted informational interviews and provided vital background material for journalists in Pittsburgh, Bratislava, Beijing, and Saõ Paulo.
To schedule a media appearance or arrange for an informational interview regarding aspects of current events in the Islamic World or environmental issues in Africa, please use the "Contact" page.
Postcard from the Algerian Past
Middle East Report: The long-term history of drought in the Algerian Sahara reveals important patterns for the future.
What Happens When States Don't Fail?
TPM Café: Ukraine, Nigeria, and Myanmar indicate the range of erosions of sovereignty that fall short of state failure.
Sterile Politics Leave Algeria's Problems Unadressed (World Politics Review)
Algeria's 2014 elections aroused little but apathy, but popular movements may show a way forward.
Jobs Without Borders
Al-Jazeera America: on Globalizing STEM education (with Leslie Henderson, Associate Dean, Geisel School of Medicine)
Terror Rising from the Desert (U.S. News and World Report)
Climate change and political instability in the Sahara
Carlotta Gall, "Second Opposition Leader Assassinated in Tunisia"
Some brief commentary on Tunisia, courtesy of the New York Times.
A Tale of Two Secesssions in the Sahara
Middle East Report: Analysis of the thwarted secession of Azawad in Mali.
KQED, The Latest in Libya (March 22, 2011), "Forum with Michael Krasny."
His March, 2011 appearance on KQED's "Forum" regarding the Libyan Revolution may be accessed here:.
On Piracy and the Afterlives of Failed States
Middle East Report: On the context and consequences of Somali piracy.
Speaking of Water
Middle East Report: A discussion of water politics in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa
Professor Trumbull also makes public appearances speaking contemporary issues facing Africa and the Islamic World. Please use the contacts page to inquire as to availability. Appearances open to the public will appear in this space.