Paul Edgar

Clements Center for National Security, UT Austin

Paul Edgar is the associate director of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security at the University of Texas-Austin. He studies the historical origins of diplomacy, war, and strategy in pre-classical antiquity. He is also a philologist of several ancient languages. Before entering academia, Edgar served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and saw service in Korea, Italy, Iraq, and Afghanistan amongst other locations. Edgar holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern languages and cultures from the University of Texas, an M.A. from Tel Aviv University, and a B.S in chemistry from Saint Mary’s University. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, Task & Purpose, and Capital Commentary. His forthcoming book deals with the international diplomatic history of the Late Bronze Age.