Brenner is Professor Emeritus of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and Senior Research Associate at the University of Texas Energy Institute who has published and taught widely across the field of American foreign policy and global affairs. His current interests are focused on the United States’ engagements in the Islamic world. He was the Director of the International Relations & Global Studies Program at the University of Texas until 2012. Brenner is the author of numerous books, and over 70 articles and published papers on a wide range of topics. He has directed multinational research projects with colleagues in France, England, Germany and Italy supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, NATO and the Commission of the European Union. Brenner is an invited lecturer at major universities and institutes in the United States and abroad, including Georgetown University, UCLA, the National Defense University, the State Department, Sorbonne, Ecole des Sciences Politiques, Royal Institute of International Affairs, International Institute of Strategic Studies (London), King’s College of the University of London, German Council on Foreign Relations, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and Universita di Firenze. Brenner has held previous teaching and research appointments at Cornell; Stanford; Harvard; MIT; Brookings Institution; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Berkeley; and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Defense University.