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Peter Beinart, MPhil Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at The City University of New York and Senior Political Writer at The Daily Beast-Newsweek
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The best option to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the creation of a Palestinian state in which Palestinians have the symbols and rights and dignity of the triumph of their own national movement as statehood. Palestinian citizens of Israel… should have complete individual rights. But they should also be able to look across the border and see a Palestinian flag and a Palestinian national anthem in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.”

“Peter Beinart: A West Bank Two-State Solution Isn’t Easy,” The Daily Beast-Newsweek, Apr. 4, 2012

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:
  • Editor, “Open Zion” blog, The Daily Beast-Newsweek, 2012-present
  • Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation, 2009-present
  • Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science, The City University of New York
  • Senior Political Writer, The Daily Beast-Newsweek
  • Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 2007-2009
  • Editor, The New Republic, 1995-2006
Education:
  • MPhil, International Relations, Oxford University, 1995
  • BA, Yale University, 1993
Other:
  • Delivered the Theodore H. White Lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2005
  • Recipient of the “Columnist of the Year” award by The Week in 2004
Quoted in:
  1. Is Anti-Zionism a Form of Anti-Semitism?