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Conversations in Conflict Studies

PARCC, 400 Eggers Hall

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" Preventing and Managing the Spoilers of Peace." Speaker- Miriam Elman, associate professor of political and co-director of the International and Intra-state Conflict and Collaboration program at PARCC. At the Maxwell School, she has directed and co-directed projects on Democracy in the Middle East and Spoilers of Peace. Prior to joining the Maxwell School, she was an assistant and associate professor of political science at Arizona State University, where she taught from 1995–2008. Elman received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in political science from Columbia University and completed her B.A. in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Elman is the editor and co-editor of five books and the author and co-author over 50 journal articles, book chapters and reports on topics related to international and national security, IR theory, the interface between religion and politics, and Middle East war and peace.  Her latest books are Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel’s Peacemaking (Syracuse University Press, 2013), co-edited with Oded Haklai and Hendrik Spruyt and Jerusalem: Conflict and Cooperation in a Contested City (Syracuse University Press, 2014), co-edited with Madelaine Adelman. Elman’s research has been supported by the US Department of Education, Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (CSRC), and Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), where she was an International Security Fellow from 1995–1996 and from 1998-2000. Elman serves on the  Advisory Boards of The Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) at Indiana University; Blue White Future, an Israel-based NGO devoted to achieving an Israeli-Palestinian peace based on the two-state solution; and MITVIM—The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies. Elman is an avid blogger and her op-eds have been featured in The Times of Israel, The Post Standard, and The Jewish Observer among other online and print media outlets. In Syracuse, Elman serves on the design team of Interfaith Works and is a member of SAMED (Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue), a thirty year old public advocacy organization devoted to realizing a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is sponsored by PARCC - Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration. Follow us @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict

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