Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"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
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:
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
PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1992
MA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 1985