Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Two national groups have fought over one small piece of land in the Levant for over 100 years. Palestinians and the Arab countries have been unable to defeat Israel militarily; Israel has been unable to eliminate Palestinian nationalism. Neither of these conditions is likely to change in the near future. Thus, the choice facing Israelis and Palestinians is whether to continue to fight indefinitely or to search for a just and equitable negotiated settlement to their conflict. With mutual recognition, mutual acknowledgment of the right of national self-determination, and mutual acceptance of fixed and secure boundaries for all states in the Levant, a way may be found to resolve this enduring and destructive dilemma in world politics."
One Land, Two Peoples: The Conflict over Palestine, 1994
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas
Area of Specialization: Comparative politics: Middle East politics; Palestinian nationalism; human rights, ethnicity and democratization; protest and revolution
Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award, 2003
W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, August 2000
Distinguished Alumna Award, Earlham College, 1999
Byron T. Shutz Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1994
Women's Hall of Fame, University of Kansas Commission on the Status of Women, 1992
PhD, Political Science, Northwestern University, 1982
MA, Political Science, Northwestern University, 1979
BA, Peace and Conflict Studies; Religion, Earlham College, 1977