Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author:

Carlo Strenger, PhD Biography

Chair of the Clinical Graduate Program at the Department of Psychology of Tel Aviv University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“Irish conflict researcher Padraig O’Malley says that neither side has the will to reach the two-state solution, and I am inclined to agreeā€¦ Reading O’Malley, I am divided between two of my identities and roles. As an Israeli who believes that anything but the two-state solution is bound to have a catastrophic outcome for Israel, and who has written this endlessly and ad nauseam, I cannot but recoil from his conclusion. When I try to take analytical distance and look at the facts and at O’Malley’s arguments from an academic point of view, I am afraid that he is right.”

“Israeli-Palestinian Peace Is Dead and Both Sides Killed It,” Haaretz, Aug. 12, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair, Clinical Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, 2005-present
  • Professor, Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, 1990-present
  • Member, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism, World Federation of Scientists, 2004-present
  • Consultant, existential psychoanalysis private practice, 1988-present
  • Blogger and Op-Ed Columnist, Haaretz, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Psychology Today
  • Consulting Editor, International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Research
  • Member, Scientific Board, Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna
  • Member, Terrorism Panel, World Federation of Scientists
  • Member, Scientific Board, Sigmund Freud Foundation, 2010
  • Scientific Director, Leadership Development Seminars, Israel Management Center, 1990-1996
  • Member, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 1993
  • Tutor, Teaching Assistant, and Junior Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981-1989
  • PhD, Philosophy/Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1989
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985
  • BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981
  • Born July 16, 1958 in Basel, Switzerland into an Orthodox Jewish family
  • Became a secular atheist at age 18
  • Writes a blog titled Strenger than Fiction for Israeli newspaper Haaretz
  • Lives with his wife, Julia Elad-Strenger, a psychologist, translator, and editor, in Tel Aviv