George W. Grayson

Associate Scholar

George W. Grayson, an FPRI Associate Scholar and the Class of 1938 Professor of Government at the College of William & Mary, has made more than 200 research trips to Latin America.  He is a senior associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a board member of the Center for Immigration Studies, and a lifetime member of the NAACP.  Grayson lectures regularly at the U.S. Department of State, at the National Defense University, and at universities throughout the United States and Mexico.  In addition to preparing a two dozen books and monographs for CSIS, he has written La Familia Drug Cartel: Implications for U.S.-Mexican Security (Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, December 2010), Mexico: Narco Violence and a Failed State? (Transaction Publishers, Fall 2009), Mexico’s Struggle with Drugs and Thugs (Foreign Policy Association, 2009), Mexican Messiah (Penn State University Press, 2007), Mesías Mexicano (Random House-Mondadori, 2006), Mexico: the Changing of the Guard (Foreign Policy Association, 2001), Strange Bedfellows: NATO Marches East (University Press of America, 1999), and Mexico: From Corporatism to Pluralism? (Harcourt Brace, 1998). His articles have appeared in the Commonwealth Magazine, the Harvard International Review, ForeignPolicy.com, Foreign Policy, Orbis, World Affairs, the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Baltimore Sun, the Christian Science Monitor, the Free-Lance Star, the Houston Chronicle, the Globe and Mail, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Reforma (Mexico City), the Richmond Times Dispatch, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Wall Street Journal.  He contributes frequently to  CNN and NPR and affiliate stations. Grayson earned his Ph.D. at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. at the College of William & Mary.  He served as a Democratic member of the Virginia state legislature for 27 years, and belongs to Phi Beta Kappa.