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Leena Thacker-Kumar, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Dr. Leena Thacker Kumar is a professor of international relations and political science at the University of Houston-Downtown. She also held a faculty position at Webster University, Vienna, Austria. Her research and teaching focus is on international terrorism, Middle East politics, and war in the modern world. She made several presentations at national and international conferences and published numerous articles on a wide range of topics associated with international politics in journals like Forum on Public Policy, International Journal of Economic Studies, ISSR, Social Science Quarterly and Dushkin Annual Editions. Dr. Kumar is also a source of special commentary and has been interviewed by the Houston media since 9/11/2001. Recently, Dr. Kumar participated in the Oxford Roundtable on Terrorism and National Security at Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.
Last updated or reviewed on 10/7/14