Media Contributions and Public Appearances


March 13, 2020

On Monday, oil prices dropped over 20% in the international market, the result of a disagreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia over production limits.  Dr. Gregory Brew joins us to explain the politics, production calculations, and potential pitfalls of the current oil market.


March 11, 2020

This weekend I discovered the scholarly work of Greg Brew. Greg is historian of oil, U.S. foreign relations, and the modern Middle East and Iran. His work explores the connections between the formation of a global oil economy and much more and he had an amazing twitter thread that went viral which started "A few days ago, the big OPEC/Russia meeting ended without a deal to cut production. Now Russia and Saudi, the two biggest exporters, are saying they’re going to maximize production and flood the market. So why does this matter?"


New York Times
March 9, 2020

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seemed to be keeping a low profile. Then he detained senior members of the royal family and started an oil price war. With comments from Dr. Greg Brew.


February 25, 2020

Two States 101: Examining the Past, Present and Future of a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict aims to help the audience better understand the complexities around a viable two-state outcome, the impact of potential annexation of all or parts of the West Bank, the current situation in Gaza, and what will happen to Israel’s future as a Jewish, secure, democratic if the two-state solution collapses.

The CPH is a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Israel Policy Forum.


November 6, 2019

Oil tanker attacks. Invasions and civil wars. Daily headlines from the Middle East paint a picture of instability, while Middle East oil is being quickly replaced by American shale. The President has made it clear he wants out…but is it that simple? Join the Center for Presidential History for a special paneled discussion in the Third Rail Series, as we explore the current state of the region, and address the key question: is the Middle East still a vital area for the United States?

Join SMU scholars Ambassador Robert JordanBruce Bullock and Gregory Brew for an open public discussion on a sensitive topic that we are facing today.


January 9, 2020

Dr. Gregory Brew from SMU's Center for Presidential History talks to Good Day about the tensions in the Middle East.

Interested in interviewing Gregory Brew, PhD? Get in touch.