Syria researcher fired for faking resume; Elizabeth O'Bagy lied about Ph.D.

Statment about the termination of Elizabeth O'Bagy posted on Institute for the Study of War. (

September 13, 2013 8:32:48 AM PDT
A Syria researcher was fired from the Institute for the Study of Wars after the organization determined Elizabeth O'Bagy did not have a Ph.D. from Georgetown.

The Institute for the Study of War released a statement on O'Bagy's termination:

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.

The statement was posted on O'Bagy's bio page. She was involved inthe Syria Project.