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Can Hawkish Leaders Make Peace? Israeli Prime Ministers and Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking
featuring Prof. Guy Ziv

Monday, February 2, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
1101 Morrill Hall

Dr. Guy Ziv, Assistant Professor at American University's School of International Service and an alumnus of UMD, will discuss his recently published book on how leaders' personalities impact their states' foreign policies. Ziv's work focuses in particular on Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres' dramatic shift from hawkish strategist to dovish peacemaker. Ziv will apply his research findings to other leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and discuss the relevance of his work to the upcoming elections in Israel and their implications for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. Books will be for available for purchase and lunch will be served.

Click here to learn more about the policy implications of Dr. Ziv's book.

Dr. Guy Ziv is an assistant professor in the School of International Service's U.S. Foreign Policy Program at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Ziv received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland with the mentorship of Shibley Telhami. He has also previously taught in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His current research focuses on foreign policy decision-making, the influence of think tanks in U.S. foreign policy, and the role of political elites in the Arab-Israeli conflict. His op-eds have appeared in both American and Israeli newspapers, such as The Baltimore Sun, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Newsday, USA Today, and Ynet News, and he writes a blog for the Huffington Post. Dr. Ziv has a background in policy, having worked at the U.S. Department of State, on Capitol Hill, and for leading non-profit organizations that promote American involvement in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

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