Ned Lazarus

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Ned Lazarus

Teaching Associate Professor of International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Email: Ned Lazarus
Office Phone: 202-994-9542
Fax: 202-994-7761
1957 E St. NW, Office #501C Washington, D.C. 20052


Ned Lazarus is Teaching Associate 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 peacebuilding initiatives on behalf of USAID, USIP, the European Union and the US Department of State. 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. 

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

Ph.D., American University

IAFF 6171 Conflict and Conflict Resolution (graduate)

IAFF 3181 Conflict and Conflict Resolution (undergraduate)

IAFF 3188 Special Topics: Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding

"Reading Ayman Odeh from Washington," in Pulse: A Sociopolitical Journal 1 (1): August 2018, 88-95 (Hebrew and Arabic).

"The Schools Trying to Build Bridges," BBC World Hacks podcast, April 2018.

"A Future for Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding," Fathom/BICOM, July 2017.

"Heshbon Nefesh: Civil Society Seeking a Two-State Majority," in Yair Hirschfeld (ed.), Grand Strategy Toward 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.

"Intractable Peacebuilding: Evaluating a Generation of Work Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide," Podcast: Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation DM&E Thursday Talks, May 21, 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.