Ph. D. Political Science, University of Connecticut (1986)
M.A. Political Science, University of Connecticut (1980)
B.A. Political Science, Shippensburg State College (1977)
Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Horn of Africa; international politics of the Middle East and Horn of Africa; Geopolitical economy of the Red Sea and Persian Gulf.
Professor Lefebvre is resubmitting, after revisions, an article on “The Formation and Disintegration of Israel’s Alliance of the Periphery” to The Middle East Journal and completing another journal-length manuscript “Framing Washington’s Post-9/11 Security Policy in the Horn of Africa.” A book-length manuscript also is in progress tentatively entitled Creeping Hegemony: Strategic Disruption, the Balance of Risk, and the Transformation of U.S. Security Policy in the Persian Gulf.