Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Stephen Zunes, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Politics & Latin American Studies at the University of San Francisco
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The Geneva Initiative, painstakingly negotiated for more than two years despite ongoing violence by both sides, is based upon where the Taba talks left off. In contrast to Washington’s insistence on focusing upon the thus far unsuccessful confidence-building measures described in the Roadmap, the architects of the Geneva Initiative went directly to the issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and developed a detailed outline for a permanent-status agreement…

The Geneva Initiative shows that a comprehensive negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. The question is whether the United States will allow it to happen.”

“Israelis and Palestinians Attempt to Jumpstart the Peace Process, Despite Washington’s Support for Sharon,” www.commondreams.org, Dec. 3, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Professor of Politics & Latin American Studies, University of San Francisco, 1995-present
  • International Associate, Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, 2009-present
  • Contributing Editor, Tikkun, 2007-present
  • Chair, Committee of Academic Advisors, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, 2006-present
  • Associate Editor, Peace Review, 1995-present
  • Former Program Coordinator, Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Francisco
  • Middle East Editor, Foreign Policy in Focus, 1998-2007
  • Research Associate, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2001-2003
  • Governing Council Member, International Peace Research Association, 2000-2002
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Dartmouth College, 1995
  • Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound, 1993-1994
  • Joseph J. Malone Fellow, Arab and Islamic Studies, 1991-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Whitman College, 1989-1991
  • Assistant Professor, Ithaca College, 1988-1989
Education:
  • PhD, Government, Cornell University, 1990
  • MA, Government, Cornell University, 1986
  • MA, Political Science, Temple University, 1983
  • BA, Government, Oberlin College, 1979
Other:
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