Professor Ian S. Lustick, Merriam Term Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania - Biography
Ian Lustick is the Merriam Term Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Lustick is a founder and past president of the Association for Israel Studies, the former president of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association and currently serves as Associate Director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict. In 1979 and 1980 he worked at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research as a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow responsible for analysis of Israel-West Bank affairs.

An expert on the origins and politics of the settlers' movement, Professor Lustick will be speaking to us about the politics and economics of the settlements and the impact that our Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel can have in shaping the U.S. role in resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Professor Lustick is the author of several highly acclaimed books and articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including For the Land and the Lord - Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel [click to read] and Unsettled States, Disputed Lands [click to read more]. His articles on ethnic conflict, Middle East politics, American foreign policy, social science methodology, and organization theory have appeared in many journals, including World Politics, International Organization, The American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Middle East Journal, Politics and Society, Israel Studies, The Journal of Palestine Studies, Cornell International Law Journal, And Tikkun Magazine.

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