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Chuck Freilich, PhD Biography

Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“A two-state solution is and must remain the sole basis for a resolution of the conflict. Even if substantive progress is not realistic in the foreseeable future, the leaders on both sides could take important steps to keep it alive and improve the prospects for the future.”

“An Israeli-View: Beating a Dead Horse,”, Feb. 20, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Belfer Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2006-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Harvard University, NYU, Columbia, IDC Herzliya and Tel Aviv University, 2006-present
  • Ira Weiner Fellow, The Washington Institute, 2007
  • Deputy National Security Advisor, Israel National Security Council, 2000-2005
  • Senior Analyst, Israel Ministry of Defense, 1993-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University, 1993-1999
  • Executive Director, Zahavi Association, 1990-1992
  • Policy Advisor, Minister of Economic Planning and Communications, 1987-1990
  • Executive Director, Golda Meir Association, 1984-1987
  • Delegate, Israel Mission to the United Nations, 1982-1983
  • Officer, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), 1977-1982
  • PhD, International Relations, Columbia University, 1992
  • MPhil, International Relations, Columbia University, 1985
  • MS, Organizational Behavior, Tel Aviv University, 1983
  • BA, Political Science and Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1976
  • Legal name is Charles David Freilich
  • Born in New York in 1955
  • Immigrated to Israel in 1969
  • Has appeared as a commentator for ABC and CNN
  • Recipient of the ‘Annual Book Prize 2014’ from the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) for his 2012 book titled Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Be a Jewish State?