Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Avi Shlaim, PhD Biography

Title:
Fellow of St Antony's College and a Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford University
Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I’ve always been a supporter of the two-state solution, but we’ve reached a point where it is no longer a viable solution… Now I’m a supporter of a one-state solution, not as my first choice, but as a default solution in the light of Israeli actions.”

Yolande Knell, “Reconsidering the Two-State Solution,” BBC, Mar. 21, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Fellow at the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 1987-present
  • British Academy Research Professorship, 2003-2006
Education:
  • PhD, University of Reading, U.K.
  • MSc, International Relations, London School of Economics, 1970
  • BA, Cambridge
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did the Holocaust Justify the Creation of a Jewish State?
  2. How was the War of Attrition resolved?
  3. What Is Nasserism and How Is It Related to Both Arab and Palestinian Nationalism?
  4. What Are the Origins of Zionism?