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Miriam Fendius Elman, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The cynic in me says that this new round of negotiations doesn’t have a shot at succeeding. But ever the optimist, this time I think a lasting and just peace is a distinct possibility. If Obama and Kerry stay engaged and if Israelis and Palestinians don’t get distracted and can keep their eye on the prize—the Arab world’s acceptance of a Jewish state in the Middle East and an economically viable, sovereign state of Palestine—the current gamble for peace might just pay off.”

“The Peace Talks: Bringing the International/Regional Arena Back In,” Times of Israel, Aug. 8, 2013

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 Political Science, Syracuse University, 2008-present
  • Research Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Syracuse University
  • Former Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • Former Faculty Affiliate, Jewish Studies, Arizona State University
  • Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 1996-2002
  • Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995-1996 and 1998-2000
  • Instructor, Arizona State University, 1995-1996
  • Sergeant, Air Force, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), 1983-1985
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Columbia University, 1996
  • MPhil, Political Science, Columbia University, 1993
  • MA, International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1990
  • Secondary School Teaching Certificate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1989
  • BA, cum laude, International Relations and English Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1988
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @MiriamElman
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Significance of Jerusalem for Christians?