College:College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise:Middle East politics, Middle East terrorism groups, Palestine, West Bank politics, inter-Arab diplomatic relations
Education:BA, political science, American University of Beirut MA, political science, American University of Beirut Ph.D, international relations and comparative politics, Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Activities:Native of Jerusalem. Former Brookings Institute fellow in Middle Eastern studies. Author of the books "The PLO After the Lebanon War;" "In Search of Leadership: West Bank Politics Since 1967;" and (forthcoming) "The Predicament of Democracy in the Arab World." Has also written chapters on Middle Eastern politics for several anthologies. Has presented invited papers, lectures and workshops at the Brookings Institute, Defense Intelligence College, Harvard University Center for International Affairs, U.S. State Department and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.