Professor of International Relations and Anthropology at Boston University
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is of compelling interest to the United States. It offers the only realistic prospect for lasting peace and attainable justice for Israelis and Palestinians. It offers clear and substantial benefits to Americans, Palestinians and Israelis, as well as to most of the other states in the region...
...[A]chievement of a two-state solution should be a top foreign-policy priority for the United States. Although many observers look at past failures and despair of future progress, there is now widespread recognition that a two-state solution is the only outcome consistent with the principles of attainable justice."
"Israel and Palestine: Two States for Two Peoples: If Not Now, When?," Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace, Mar. 2010
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:
Co-founder and Member, Boston Study Group on Middle East Peace, 2008-present
Co-editor, Muslim Politics series, Princeton University Press, 2004-present
Contributing Editor, Current History, 1991-present
Co-founder and Chair, Conference Group on the Middle East, American Political Science Association, 1984-present
Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Boston University
Visiting Professor in Politics of the Middle East, University of Oxford
Fellow, Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford
Adviser to the Iraq Study Group (Baker-Hamilton Commission), 2006
Associate Chairman, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, 1982-1993
PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago, 1984
Certification in Modern Standard Arabic and Cairene dialect, Defense Language Institute, 1979
MA, Political Science, University of Miami, 1974
BA, Political Science, University of Miami, 1974
Fluent in Modern Standard Arabic and limited working knowledge of Spanish