About Glenn M. Stewart

Glenn M. StewartGlenn Stewart is a rare combination of expert geopolitical commentator and artiste: beginning his career in finance, with a particular focus on the Middle East, before pursuing his creative proclivities as a successful writer, producer and patron to the arts.

Glenn was born on April 25, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. His early artistic influences were in the theatre, where he admired playwrights such as Gunter Grass, Berthold Brecht and Eugene O’Neil. He was also greatly inspired by the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis.

In 1975, Glenn matriculated at the University of Oxford, where he was a member of The Queen’s College, and gained a BA and MA in Oriental Studies, with an emphasis in Islamic history and Arabic language.

Upon graduating, Glenn began his career in finance in London and California before re-locating to the Middle East, where he resided for the next 27 years. During this time, Glenn was involved in some of the most significant transactions in Middle Eastern and Islamic finance, garnering a unique insight into both the business and cultural aspects of this region.

After achieving notable success, Glenn retired from the financial industry and returned to the United States to pursue his passion for the arts. Glenn’s creative work includes theatre, film, poetry, novels, essays and autobiographical memoirs. He has executive producer credits on films such as The Messenger, New York I Love You, The Lucky Ones, The Tournament, The Ministers and Flashbacks of a Fool, and is currently working on a musical theatre project, The City Club. Glenn also uses his vast financial experience and investment capital to create and sustain entertainment-related businesses in film, television, internet and theatre as well as managing the Blues Initiative foundation, which he established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Glenn maintains an active interest in the Middle East and is an acute observer of regional developments, regularly commentating on events in his blog. He has also served as a Guest Lecturer at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford and at The Middle East Center at Harvard University.

He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, and has two adult sons.

More information can be found at www.glennstewartobserver.com

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