Adjunct  Professor

School of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University


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Chair, panel on “Conflict Transformation and Resistance in Palestine,” Annual Conference of the International Studies Association, Toronto, March 27, 2014

“Regional Norms as Constraints Upon International Engagement in Syria.” Paper presented to the 25th annual conference of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), June 13-15, 2012.

“The Syrian Uprising.” Presentation at the International Peace Institute’s 17th New York Seminar,  “Managing Transitions in the Arab World,” West Point, New York, April 18-20, 2012.

“Israeli Ambivalence Toward Transitional Security Mechanisms in the West Bank and Gaza.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies (AIS), Toronto, May 2010.

“Rebuilding Iraq’s Security Sector.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association Annual (MESA), Washington, D.C., November 2008.

“Palestinian Transition from Autonomy to Quasi-Sovereignty," Paper presented at the International Conference on Regional Autonomy, Bali, Indonesia, July14-15, 2000, co-sponsored by Columbia University, the University of Gadja Mada, and the Ministry of Regional Autonomy, Indonesia.

"Peacekeeping Prospects in the Golan Heights: What is the Appropriate Model?" Paper presented at an international conference on "Peacekeeping in a Changing World," co-sponsored by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies of Tel Aviv University and the National Center for Middle East Studies of Egypt, Cairo, December 12-14, 1995.



Faculty, Temple Emanu-El,  Streiker Center/Skirball Academy. Courses: “Will There Ever be a Two-State Solution?” (Spring 2017), “Countering Global Terrorism” (Fall 2016).

Board member, Human Security Centre,

Creator of an on-line course on “Israeli and Palestinian Nationalism” on behalf of Digital Knowledge Ventures, an affiliate of Columbia University Press, released beginning March 2002.

Associate Book Review Editor, MESA [Middle East Studies Association] Bulletin, 1999-2006, editor of books on Israel.

Admissions Committee, Masters of International Affairs Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Spring 2003.

Organizer and leading faculty member of the first training seminar on peace operations co-sponsored by Columbia University, UNITAR, and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, July 2001 and July 2002.

Organizer of workshop on Civil-Military Coordination in Peacebuilding co-sponsored by Columbia University and the UN Institute for Training and Research [UNITAR], November 8-9, 2001, attended by diplomats from 30 missions to the UN.

Dissertation Award Committee of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Spring 2002.

Academic Director, Yeshiva University National Model UN, 2000 and 2001.

Vice President, Association for Israel Studies, 1995-97; Board of Directors, 1997-2001, 1987-93; Local arrangements chair, seventh annual AIS conference, Barnard College, June 1991; Book review editor, AIS Newsletter, 1990-92.

Member of an international panel of consultants assembled by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Fall 1992-Fall 1994) to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian security negotiations. Report entitled
"Israeli-Palestinian Security: Issues in the Permanent Status
Negotiations" published by AAAS in June 1995.

Membership in professional organizations: Middle East Studies Association, Association for Israel Studies, Academic Council on the United Nations System, International Studies Association, American Political Science Association.

University Seminar on the Middle East, Columbia University.
Member, 1978-2009; Rapporteur, 1973-77.



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