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Ned Lazarus

Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor of International Affairs
Office:
605 G
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-2091
Fax: 202-994-7761
Email:
Ned_lazarus@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Dialogue, Evaluation, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Peace Education

Background

Ned Lazarus is Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School and an Israel Institute Teaching Fellow. A Conflict Resolution scholar, practitioner and evaluator, Ned has conducted evaluative studies of Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding initiatives on behalf of USAID, USIP and the European Union. Ned has taught Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, Georgetown University, American University, the University of Malta and the University of Massachusetts-Boston; his research has been published in Peace and ChangeInternational Journal of Conflict Engagement and ResolutionJournal of Peacebuilding and DevelopmentPalestine-Israel Journal, and Israel Studies Review. Ned earned his doctorate from American University's School of International Service in 2011; his dissertation traces the long-term impact of peace education participation among more than 800 Israeli and Palestinian Seeds of Peace participants from adolescence through adulthood. Before entering the academic field, Ned served as Middle East Program Director for Seeds of Peace, based in Jerusalem, from 1996-2004. 

Education

Ph.D., American University

Publications

"A Future for Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding," report commissioned by Fathom Journal/Britain-Israel Communications and Research Centre; forthcoming 2017.

"Heshbon Nefesh: Civil Society Seeking a Two-State Majority," in Yair Hirschfeld (ed.), Grand Strategy Twoard a Two-State Solution, Netanya Academic College/Friedrich Ebert Stiftung; November, 2016.

"Yom Kippur for the Peace Camp," Israel Policy Forum/Matzav; October, 2016.

"Donor Policies and Power Asymmetry in Israeli/Palestinian Peacebuilding," co-author Michelle Gawerc, Peace and Change 41 (2); July 2016.

"Tracing the Impacts of a Generation of Israeli-Palestinian Intergroup Encounters," co-author Karen Ross, in International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution 3 (2); 2015.

"Twenty Years of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Education: A Research Retrospective," in Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture 21 (2); 2015.

"The Unintended Impacts of 'Material Support': US Anti-Terror Regulations and Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding," co-author Michelle Gawerc, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 10 (2); July 2015.

"Evaluating Long-Term Impact in Volatile Context," chapter in Wisler and Del Felice (eds.), Peace Education Evaluation: Prospects and Challenges (Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press, 2015).

"Intractable Peacebuilding: Case Studies of Innovation and Perseverance from the Israeli-Palestinian Context," Working Paper 28.2: School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution; March 2015.

"Evaluation of EU Partnership for Peace (EUPfP) Programme and Recommendations for a New Civil Society Programme in Support of the Middle East Peace Process." Report: AETS/EUPfP; March 2015.

Field Study of USAID Israel/West Bank/Gaza Annual Program Statement People-to-People Grants. Evaluation Report: Social Impact/USAID; March 2014.

Review of Bar-Tal and Schnell (eds.), The Impacts of Lasting Occupation: Lessons from Israeli Society (Oxford, 2014), in Israel Studies Review 29 (2); Winter 2014.

“Engaging Students Through Focus Group Methodology” (co-authored), Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly 33 (4); Summer 2013, 23-27.

“Adding Fuel to the Fire: Energy Resources and International Negotiation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Advanced Negotiation Simulation, Linking Theory to Practice Project, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; 2014.

"Evaluating Peace Education in the Oslo-Intifada Generation: An Impact Study of Seeds of Peace 1993-2010." Ph.D. Dissertation, American University; 2011.

“Making Peace with the Duel of Narratives: Dual-Narrative Approaches for Teaching the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict,” Israel Studies Forum 23 (1); May 2008, 107-124.

“The Peacebuilder’s Paradox and the Dynamics of Dialogue: A Psychosocial Portrait of Israeli/Palestinian Encounters,” chapter co-authored with Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer for Judy Kuriansky (ed.), Beyond Bullets and Bombs (Westport: Praeger, 2007).

“Playing Pin the War on the Lobby,” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, Berkeley Electronic Press 4 (1): 2006.

Classes Taught

IAFF 6171 Introduction to Conflict Resolution (graduate)
IAFF 3181 Introduction to Conflict Resolution (undergraduate)