Last updated on: 10/8/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Carla L. Klausner, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Modern Middle East, Medieval Europe and Judaic Studies at the University of MIssouri-Kansas City
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The current outstanding issues between Israel and the Palestinians were identified and delineated at Oslo, and much of what has happened since has been the attempt to work out those matters. Most commentators agree that the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel in the future is inevitable. However, the boundaries of the Palestinian and Israeli states, and the relationship between the two entities -- and their neighbors -- are far from clear. The major concerns of both sides revolve around security, the status of Jerusalem, the future of the Jewish settlements in the territories, the return of, or compensation owed to, the Palestinian refugees, and water resources.”

A Concise History of the Arab-Isareli Conflict, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Professor of the Modern Middle East
  • Scholarships and fellowships from Radcliffe College and Harvard University
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship
  • Phi Alpha Theta (national history honorary)
  • UMKC Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Faculty Award from Doctoral Student Association, 1995
Education:
  • PhD, Harvard University, History and Middle East Studies, 1963
  • MA, Radcliffe College, Middle East Studies, 1960
  • BA, Barnard College, 1958
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Many Jews from Arab Countries Became Refugees following the First Arab-Israeli War?
  2. What Effect Did the Cold War Have on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?