Guilain P. Denoeux

Professor of Government

Box 5303

Phone: 207-859-5303
Fax: 207-859-5229
Mailing Address:
5303 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
Denoeux, Guilain P.


B.A., M.A. Université de Grenoble (France)
M.S.F.S. Georgetown University
M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle Eastern and North African politics
  • Terrorism, insurgency and counter-extremism programming
  • Democracy-building strategies and activities

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
GO251 AIsraelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Accommodation
GO252 AIntroduction to Politics of the Middle East
GO263 ADemocracy Assistance
GO358 AComparative Arab Politics
GO451 ASeminar: Political Violence

Professional Information

A native of France, Dr. Denoeux has taught at Colby since 1990, and is a recipient of the Charles Bassett Teaching Award. In the past twenty-five years, he also has served as a regular adviser to the Department of State and USAID and has briefed senior staff of both organizations in Washington, D.C. as well as overseas. He has conducted policy-oriented field research across the Middle East, North Africa, Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Balkans, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.


Dr. Denoeux’s writings have appeared in Middle East Policy, Comparative Politics, Maghreb-Machrek, Arabies, Arabies Trends, The Journal of North African Studies, The Middle East in London, The Encyclopedia of the Middle East, and The World Encyclopedia of Parliaments and Legislatures, as well as in several books, including Urban Unrest in the Middle East and Legislative Politics in the Arab World. In addition to his writings in scholarly books and journals, he has authored over 150 monographs and reports for the U.S. foreign policy-making community.

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