Syria researcher cited by John Kerry fired from think tank for lying about Ph.D.
Elizabeth O'Bagy -- who had penned and op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, made several television appearances, and had been cited by Sen. John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry -- was let go from her position at the Institute for the Study of War after they learned she didn't have a Ph.D.
Elizabeth O'Bagy had been billed as Dr. O’Bagy during various appearances on TV and even wrote an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal talking about a potential conflict with Syria. She has been terminated from the ISW.
A Syria expert at a U.S. think tank, whose research was cited by both Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. John McCain during Senate testimony, has been fired for lying about having a Ph.D. Elizabeth O'Bagy had been doing the media rounds in the past few days as a Syria analyst at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, D.C.
Though she touted herself as Dr. O'Bagy, it turns out she doesn't have her doctorate after all.
"The Institute for the Study of War has learned and confirmed that, contrary to her representations, Ms. Elizabeth O'Bagy does not in fact have a Ph.D. degree from Georgetown University,"
"ISW has accordingly terminated Ms. O'Bagy's employment, effective immediately."
McCain mentioned an "important op-ed" by O'Bagy when he discussed the opinion piece she wrote for The Wall Street Journal during a Senate hearing on Syria on Sept. 3.
The Arizona Republican asked Secretary Kerry if he agreed with O'Bagy's positive review of the Free Syrian Army as a secular, moderate opposition group.
Kerry said he did "agree with most of" her appraisal on the Syria situation. Despite her dismissal, O’Bagy still listed her position at the Institute for the Study of War in her Twitter profile.
This is the ISW Link http://www.understandingwar.org/press-media/staff-bios/elizabeth-obagy
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