Short Biography of Alan F. Fogelquist
Alan Fogelquist is an economic historian and independent analyst of geopolitical, social and economic issues. He received a Masters degree in social work with a specialization in community organization and development at the University of Puerto Rico in 1974, a M.A. in history at UCLA in 1981, and a PH. D. in modern history at UCLA 1990 with specializations in comparative economic systems (economics), comparative social and economic history, Latin American history, and the history of Southeastern Europe.Since receiving his PH. D., he has worked as an independent researcher and analyst specializing in comparative political economy and post Cold War conflicts and geopolitics . He has a broad and detailed historical knowledge of important events of the Cold War and Post Cold War periods with specialized knowledge of former Yugoslavia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and post Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as the emerging geopolitical and economic order of the 21st century. Some of his early experience and training was related to Latin America and he has continued to monitor important developments in the region, such as the financial crises of the 1990s in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, economic recovery in the 2000s under more progressive governments, and the ongoing conflict in Colombia.
Alan Fogelquist has a near native knowledge of Spanish and Serbo-Croatian a good mastery of written and spoken Persian and Dari and Portuguese plus a good working knowledge for research purposes of Russian, Bulgarian, French and Italian.
During his youth and early adulthood, he lived for more than a decade in Paraguay, Spain, Colombia, and Puerto Rico, In Colombia he taught social sciences at the Universidad Industrial de Santander and the Universidad Nacional, Medellin campus, and worked as a community organizer and psychiatric social worker in Puerto Rico and New York City. He lived in Sarajevo from 1981 to 1984. In New York City he worked three years in the field of drug rehabilitation as a psychiatric social worker.
From 1991 to 1994, Alan Fogelquist was a post-doctoral scholar in Modern Balkan and Comparative History at the University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA. In January 1996 he initiated the Eurasia Research Center project, which has operated exclusively as a free non-commercial educational service dedicated to research and geopolitical analysis. In 2002, he worked as an analyst and researcher at the International Monitor Institute at Los Angeles, California, where he participated in the Institute’s Middle East and Iraq projects.
Over the years, Alan Fogelquist has spoken at numerous public forums on Balkan and global issues including the Rand Corporation, the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey, Bilkent University, and several United States colleges and universities. He has worked as a consultant on War Crimes for Helsinki Watch and provided consultation to members of the United States Senate and United States Congress on Balkan and post-Soviet issues. He has visited Turkey, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosova, Macedonia and Serbia-Montenegro/Yugoslavia on various occasions.
Alan Fogelquist is the editor of the Global Geopolitics Net and Global Geopolitics and Political Economy website. He currently maintains and manages the Eurasia Research Center – Global Geopolitics Net, project an independent non-commercial educational effort aimed at fostering public understanding of complex problems and issues facing the world today. The Eurasia Research Center includes a library and archive of articles and documents on global and United States, geopolitical and economic issues. The focus of research and analysis is on economic justice, sustainable development, human rights, and political and economic systems that place human needs first.
Alan Fogelquist is currently writing a book and series of articles on the global economy, the causes of economic crisis, and equitable alternatives for overcoming the crisis in ways that promote human needs and an economic system based on fair exchange.