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Fania Oz-Salzberger, DPhil Biography

Title:
Director of the Posen Forum for Political Thought at the University of Haifa (Israel)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“[A]s a scholar of the Enlightenment and a political liberal I believe that rational dialog, twinned with human compassion, is bound to win. Because as a humanist Israeli Jew, and a Zionist believer in the two-state solution, I expect that hope will win.”

“Why Bother Delving into History?,” Times of Israel, Aug. 12, 2014

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:
  • Director, Posen Forum for Political Thought, University of Haifa (Israel), Oct. 2003-present
  • Professor, University of Haifa (Israel), 1993-present
  • Full Professor and Leon Liberman Chair in Modern Israel Studies, Monash University (Australia), July 2007-June 2012
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University, Sep. 2009-Aug. 2010
  • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) (Germany), Sep. 1999-July 2000
  • Hornik Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford (UK), Sep. 1990-Aug. 1993
Education:
  • DPhil, History, University of Oxford (UK), 1991
  • MA, summa cum laude, Modern History, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 1986
  • BA, magna cum laude, Philosophy and History, Tel Aviv University (Israel), 1985
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @faniaoz
  • Born on Oct. 28, 1960 in Kibbutz Hulda (Israel)
  • Daughter of novelist Amos Oz
  • Member of the Public Council of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI)
  • Awarded first prize in the 1999 Haaretz short story competition for “The Scratch”
Quoted in:
  1. Is Judaism Compatible with Democracy?