Malcolm Peck has been a program officer at Meridian International Center for the past 30 years, where he helps to plan and implement professional study tours for participants in the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. Between 1981 and 1983, he was Arabian Peninsula analyst for the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and, from 1970 to 1981, was the director of programs at the Middle East Institute. Earlier, he taught at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Peck is a specialist on Gulf-Arabian Peninsula issues and has published three books, ten chapters, and numerous articles on the topic. He received an A.B. and A.M. from Harvard University and an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.