Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Galchinsky, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of English and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at Georgia State University, Atlanta
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I support the program of action spelled out in the Taba negotiation. Negotiations to that end should take place within a framework in which are recognized both Israel’s right to peace, security, and territorial integrity, and the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, peace, and security. Terrorism is outrageous by whomever it is practiced, and for whatever reason.”

Written in an email to ProCon.org, Apr. 17, 2007

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 of English and Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at Georgia State University, Atlanta
  • Rabbi Joachim Prinz Memorial Fellowship, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, 2006-2007
  • Participant, Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies, 2006
  • Visiting Skirball Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 1998
Education:
  • PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1994
Other:
  • None found