I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. I have recently published books on navigating field research, coercion in international politics, and the strategy and success of nationalist rebels in civil war. My research and teaching focus on Middle East politics, political violence, nationalism, rebels and regime change, and peace-building. I give talks and facilitate discussions with universities, think tanks, and business and community groups, and I conduct media interviews. I have a Ph.D. in political science from MIT and a B.A. in political science and history from Williams College.
Over the past few months, I gave a series of talks for the MIT community on the past, present, and future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. Topics covered included the history of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, shared history and contrasting narratives of war and peace in the region, U.S. and international involvement, and analysis of possible paths to conflict resolution from both the top-down and bottom-up.
I was honored to discuss and debate the volatile and fluctuating state of relations within the Middle East and the broader geopolitical ramifications of this heightened conflict with Gregory Gause, Adel Hamaizia, and Dahlia Sheindlin. The panel was part of a series put on by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
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