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James Gelvin, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I also plead guilty to situating the struggle in terms of rival nationalisms. That’s my call. But not only does that call not delegitimize Israel, it makes the conflict into a run-of-the-mill nationalist struggle that can only be resolved by a two state solution; i.e., it affirms the continued existence of Israel.”

History News Network, “Conservatives Go After UCLA’s Historian James Gelvin,” historynewsnetwork.org, Dec. 19, 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:
  • Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999-present
  • UCLA Academic Senate Grant, Annually 1998-present
  • Research Grant, Department of Education, Title VI Travel, Summer 2004
  • Research Grant, G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, Summer 2003
  • Faculty Research Grant, Department of History, UCLA, Winter 2003
  • Sheikh Zayed Visiting Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, American University of Beirut, 2002-2003
  • Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1999-2000
  • President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities, University of California, 1999-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995-1999
  • Faculty Excellence Award, presented by the UCLA chapter of Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, 1998
Education:
  • PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1992
  • MA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 1985
  • BA, Columbia College, 1985
Other:
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