Nathan González Mendelejis works in the public and private sectors at the intersection of information delivery and international politics. He is Assistant Professor of National Security Studies at the eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education, Air University, in Montgomery, Alabama, where he is tasked with helping update content and delivery strategies for the U.S. Air Force’s graduate officer curriculum. Nathan is also Founding Editor of Nortia Press, a publisher of fiction and nonfiction trade books with a global focus, and he is a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. He has previously taught Political Science and International Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
Nathan’s research focuses on Iran and its relations with neighbors. He is author of two books, Engaging Iran, and The Sunni-Shia Conflict. Most recently, he has written on the ethnic components of the Islamic State (ISIS), and the future of U.S.-Iranian relations. He also coauthored a piece on the “militarization” of Iranian politics, which has become part of a broader debate on the changing nature of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Nathan holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. He speaks Spanish, Iranian Persian, German, and Italian. Once in a blue moon Nathan is also an amateur composer of chamber and orchestral music.