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Dr. Brent E Sasley

Name

[Sasley, Dr. Brent E]
  • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Associate Professor, Political Science

Professional Preparation

    • 2007 Ph.D McGill University

Appointments

    • Sept 2013 to Present Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts
    • Sept 2013 to Present Graduate Adivsor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts
    • Sept 2007 to Sept 2013 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts
    • Sept 2006 to Aug 2007 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research and Expertise

  • Research interests

    National or group identity and foreign policy; emotion in foreign policy decision-making; the interplay between memory, discourse, images and foreign policy; pedagogy, IR theory, and Middle East studies; Israeli politics and foreign policy; Turkish politics and foreign policy; Middle East politics.

  • Works in progress

    Mira Sucharov and Brent Sasley, “Laughing Uncomfortably: Ethnic Humor, ‘Arab Labor,’ and Israel’s Palestinian Question.” Journal article. (Under review)

    Brent Sasley, “Emotions and Decision-Making: A Mixed Methodological Approach.” Book chapter. (Under review)

    Heidi Hardt and Brent Sasley, “When States Misbehave: Membership Suspension in International Organizations.” Book chapter. (Under review)

    Brent Sasley, “Emotional Terrain: Leaders, Social Cues, and Group Behavior.” Book project.

    Brent Sasley, “A Nation That Dwells Alone? The Study of Israeli Foreign Policy.” Journal article.

    Brent Sasley, “Social Grief and Conflict Resolution.” Journal article.

    Brent Sasley, “Jewish Scholars and Communal Attachments.” Journal article.

    Brent Sasley, “The Politics of Advocacy: The Effects of Fractures within Diasporas and Ethnic Communities.” Journal article.

    Chris Anderson and Brent Sasley, “Ethnic Group Mobilization.” Journal article.

    Brent Sasley, “Causality and Constitution in the Study of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.” Journal article.

    Brent Sasley, “The Emotional Construction of Victimhood in IR.” Book chapter.

Publications

      Book Review 2016
      • Brent Sasley, Review of The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler. The Middle East Journal 70, no.3 (Summer 2016).

        Brent Sasley, Review of Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique, by Ilan Zvi Baron. Israel Studies Review 31, no.1 (Summer 2016).

        {Book Review }

      Book 2016
      Encyclopedia Entry 2016
      • Brent Sasley, “Political Psychology.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, ed. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

        {Encyclopedia Entry }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Brent Sasley, “Of Palestinian Roadblocks: Changing Attitudes among Israeli Jews.” Short Film Studies 6, no.2 (October 2016): 167-170.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Review 2015
      • Brent Sasley, Review of Indecision Points: George W. Bush and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Daniel E. Zoughbie. The Middle East Journal 69, no.3 (Summer 2015).

        Brent Sasley, “Review Essay: The Theoretical Normalization of Israel in International Relations.” Review of The Political Psychology of Israeli Prime Ministers: When Hard-Liners Opt for Peace, by Yael Aronoff, and Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change, by Guy Ziv. Israel Studies, 20, no.2 (Summer 2015).

        {Book Review }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Mira Sucharov and Brent Sasley, "Blogging Identities on Israel/Palestine: Public Intellectuals and Their Audiences." PS: Political Science and Politics 47, no.1 (January 2014): 177-181.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Review 2013
      • Brent Sasley, Review of A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran, by Trita Parsi. Political Science Quarterly 128, no.1 (Spring 2013). (Invited)
        {Book Review }

      Essay 2013
      Journal Article 2012
      • Neil Caplan, Wendy Pearlman, Brent Sasley, and Mira Sucharov, "History, Rationality, Narrative, Imagery: A Four-Way Conversation on Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict." Journal of Political Science Education. 8, no.3 (August): 288-302.
        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Brent Sasley, "Turkish Leaders and Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Lobbying for European Union Membership." Middle Eastern Studies. 48, no.4 (July): 553-566.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Review 2010
      • Brent Sasley, Review of Indivisible Territory and the Politics of Legitimacy: Jerusalem and Northern Ireland., by Stacie E. Goddard.Comparative Political Studies 43, no 12, December, 2010: 1682-1685.
        {Book Review }

      Journal Article 2010 2010
      Book Chapter 2010
      Book Review 2008
      • Brent Sasley, Review of Defending the Holy Land: A Critical Analysis of Israel's Security & Foreign Policy, by Zeev Maoz.Israel Studies Forum 23, no 2, 2008.
        {Book Review }

      Book Chapter 2007
      • Brent Sasley and Tami Amanda Jacoby, "Canada's Jewish and Arab Communities and Canadian Foreign Policy." Canada and the Middle East, edited by Paul Heinbecker and Bessma Momani, 185-204. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2002
      • Brent Sasley, "Changes and Continuities in Jordanian Foreign Policy." Middle East Review of International Affairs 6, no 1 (2002): 36-48.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2002
      • Brent Sasley, "The Effects of Political Liberalization on Security." Redefining Security in the Middle East, edited by Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent E. Sasley, 150-172. Manchester University Press, 2002.
        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2002
      • Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent Sasley (eds.), Redefining Security in the Middle East. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.
        {Book }

      Book Review 2001
      • Brent Sasley, Review of Turkey and the Caucasus: Domestic Interests and Security Concerns, by Gareth Winrow.Turkish Studies 2, no 1, 2001.
        {Book Review }

      Book Chapter 2001
      • Brent Sasley, "Turkey's Energy Politics." Turkey in World Politics: An Emerging Multiregional Power, edited by Barry Rubin and Kemal Kirisçi, 217-233. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001.
        {Book Chapter }

Presentations

    • August  2012
      "Coming in From the Cold: Emotions as Variables in IR." August 27, 2012.
    • June  2012
      Mira Sucharov and Brent Sasley, "Blogging Identities on Israel/Palestine: Public Intellectuals and their Audiences." 25-27 June 2012.
    • June  2012
      Brent Sasley and Mira Sucharov, "Identities at War: The Role of Israel in Diaspora Jewish Identity and Advocacy." 25-27 June 2012.
    • April  2012
      Brent Sasley, "Alchemists at Work: Explanation and Endorsement in the Arab-Israeli Conflict." 1-4 April 2012.
    • March  2011
      Brent Sasley, "Why Be Angry? Visualizations of National Trauma and 'Positive' Policy Priorities." 16-19 March 2011.
    • September  2010
      Chris Anderson and Brent Sasley, "Identity Construction in Multicultural States: Ethnic Group Mobilization and Public Policy." 2-5 September 2010.
    • February  2010
      Brent Sasley and Mira Sucharov, "Collective Identity and Cognitive Confusion: Israeli Settlement Policy and the Fluid Frontier." 17-20 February 2010.
    • February  2010
      Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent Sasley, "Constructing Victimhood in IR." 17-20 February 2010.
    • November  2009
      Brent Sasley, "Identity + Global Change = Foreign Policy: Ethnic Communities and Canadian Middle East Policy." 12-13 November 2009.
    • May  2009
      Chris Anderson and Brent Sasley, "Identity, Political Actors, and Preferences: Organized Ethnic Communities and Canadian Public Policy." 27-29 May, 2009.
    • February  2009
      Brent Sasley, "An Ideational Battleground: The Influence of Ethnic Communities on Canadian Foreign Policy." 15-18 February, 2009.
    • February  2009
      "Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East." 28-30 January, 2009.
    • January  2009
      "Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East." January 28-30, 2009.
    • January  2009
      "The Israeli Elections and the Peace Process: Moving Forward or Backward?" 12 January, 2009.
    • October  2008
      Brent Sasley, "Political Islam as a Transnational Force? Hamas and the Justice and Development Party in Comparative Perspective." 3-4 October, 2008.
    • March  2008
      Neil Lensink and Brent Sasley, "Individuals, Emotions, and Outcomes: A Non-Structural Approach to International Organizations." 26-29 March, 2008.
    • June  2007
      "The Impact of Diaspora Communities on Canada's Middle East Policy: Influence or Insignificance?" with Tami Amanda Jacoby. 11-12 June, 2007.
    • January  2007
      "NATO, the Middle East, and the Caucasus: Keeping an Arm's Length Away." 31 January—2 February, 2007.
    • October  2006
      Brent Sasley, "Foreign Policy Variation and Islamist Governments in Turkey: From Neglect to Advocacy." 3-5 November, 2006.
    • May  2006
      "Canadian Interests and Policy Considerations in the Middle East." 4 May, 2006.
    • May  2006
      Brent Sasley, "The Impact of Individuals on Israeli Decision Making: Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, and the 1993 Oslo Accords." 28-31 May, 2006.
    • March  2006
      Brent Sasley, "The Interaction between Ideas, Individuals, and Institutions: Foreign Policy Making in Israel." 22-25 March, 2006.
  • Past
    •  
      “U.S.-Israel Relations.”

      UC Berkeley / Schusterman Center Summer Institute 2013. Berkeley, California: August 15, 2013.

  • Past
    •  
      “U.S.-Israel Relations.”

      UC Berkeley / Schusterman Center Summer Institute 2013. Berkeley, California: August 15, 2013.

Other Research Activities

  • 2014
    • Public Engagement
      • Jan 2014 Op-eds, Social Media, Interviews

        Blogs

        Mideast Matrix (co-creater).

        Open Zion (Daily Beast).

        The Forward.

        Huffington Post.

        Times of Israel.

        Op-eds, Other Writings

        Brent Sasley, "Israel Is Winning This War," Politico Magazine. July 28, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Israel's Hollow Victory Over Hamas," Haaretz. July 22, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Does the Gaza Operation Threaten Netanyahu's Political Future?" The Monkey Cage / Washington Post. July 18, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Israel's Real Problem: It Has No Strategy," The National Interest. July 18, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Neglecting Israel's Arab Community," Jerusalem Post. May 20, 2014.

        Brent Sasley and Mira Sucharov, "Embracing Our (Non-Scholarly) Identities: The Benefits of Combining Engagement with Mora Activism," LSE The Impact Blog. May 1, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Israel Needs Borders, Not Therapy," Haaretz. January 15, 2004.

        Brent Sasley, "How Erdoğan Has Reshaped Turkish Politics," The Monkey Cage / Washington Post. December 27, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "Still Going Strong: After the Iran Deal, the United States and Israel Will Cooperate, Not Clash," Foreign Affairs. December 6, 2013.

        Mira Sucharov and Brent Sasley, "Mixing Scholarly with Blogging Identities," Duck of Minerva. November 18, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "The Middle East: Still Not Russian," The National Interest. October 9, 2013.

        Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley, discussion of the Pew Research Survey on American Jewry," bloggingheads.tv. October 4, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "Russia No Threat to America in Middle East," The National Interest. September 23, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "An Attack on Syria Isn't About Chemical Weapons," Political Violence @ a Glance. August 29, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, Duck of Minerva, "Social Media Before Conference Networking." August 21, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, Middle East Channel, Foreign Policy, "The Domestic Politics of Israeli Peacemaking." July 22, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, The Atlantic, "The Price Israel Pays for Its Poor National Security Decision-Making." June 10, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, The National Interest, "Erdogan's Democracy." June 4, 2013.

        Matt Duss and Brent Sasley, discussion of what it means to be "pro-Israel" and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. bloggingheads.tv. April 14, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, +972 Magazine (Israel), "In Response: The Benefits of Academic Israel Programs." February 11, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, Duck of Minerva, "What Western Analysts Got Wrong About the Israeli Election." January 28, 2013.

        Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley, discussion of the "Jewish lobby," and the American Jewish and Christian Zionist communities. bloggingheads.tv. January 9, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, +972 Magazine (Israel), "Despite Dissatisfaction, U.S. Jews Won't Be Abandoning Israel Any Time Soon." January 4, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, The National Interest, "If Barack Strikes Back." November 9, 2012.

        Brent Sasley, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "The Israeli Left's Growing Pragmatism." August 8, 2012.

        Michael Koplow and Brent Sasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Time to End the Cold War between Turkey and Israel." June 27, 2012.

        Brent Sasley, The Forward, "Gilad Shalit Release Welcome, But at What Cost?" October 12, 2011.

        Brent Sasley and Neil Lensink, Embassy Magazine, "Harper's Honest Mistake at the G8 Summit." June 15, 2011.

        Brent Sasley, "No to Apartheid (But Yes to Discrimination)?" Globe and Mail. December 15, 2010.

        Other op-eds

        Star Telegram (Fort Worth), Kitchener Waterloo Record (Canada)

        Interviews (radio, TV, print, on-line)

        CBC Radio (Canada); Agence France-Presse; SiriusXM POTUS; Inside Higher Ed; Voice of America; Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Kyrgyzstan; BBC; Boston Globe; The National (Abu Dhabi); Gulen Media (Iraqi Kurdistan); Pravda (Slovak Republic); Today’s Zaman; Times of Israel; Black America Web; Insighters and Scholars’ Circle KPFK 90.7 FM (California); Semana (Columbia); KRLD (Dallas); CBS 11 (local); Fox 4 (local); NBC 5 (local); CW 33 (local); KRLD 1080 (Dallas-Fort Worth); KLIF 570 (Dallas); Elan Magazine.

Other Creative Activities

  • 2013
    • Public Engagement
      • Dec 2013 Op-eds, Social Media, Interviews

        Blogs

        Mideast Matrix (co-creater).

        Open Zion (Daily Beast).

        The Forward.

        Huffington Post.

        Times of Israel.

        Op-eds, Other Writings

        Brent Sasley, "Israel Is Winning This War," Politico Magazine. July 28, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Israel's Hollow Victory Over Hamas," Haaretz. July 22, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Does the Gaza Operation Threaten Netanyahu's Political Future?" The Monkey Cage / Washington Post. July 18, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Israel's Real Problem: It Has No Strategy," The National Interest. July 18, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Neglecting Israel's Arab Community," Jerusalem Post. May 20, 2014.

        Brent Sasley and Mira Sucharov, "Embracing Our (Non-Scholarly) Identities: The Benefits of Combining Engagement with Mora Activism," LSE The Impact Blog. May 1, 2014.

        Brent Sasley, "Israel Needs Borders, Not Therapy," Haaretz. January 15, 2004.

        Brent Sasley, "How Erdoğan Has Reshaped Turkish Politics," The Monkey Cage / Washington Post. December 27, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "Still Going Strong: After the Iran Deal, the United States and Israel Will Cooperate, Not Clash," Foreign Affairs. December 6, 2013.

        Mira Sucharov and Brent Sasley, "Mixing Scholarly with Blogging Identities," Duck of Minerva. November 18, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "The Middle East: Still Not Russian," The National Interest. October 9, 2013.

        Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley, discussion of the Pew Research Survey on American Jewry," bloggingheads.tv. October 4, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "Russia No Threat to America in Middle East," The National Interest. September 23, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, "An Attack on Syria Isn't About Chemical Weapons," Political Violence @ a Glance. August 29, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, Duck of Minerva, "Social Media Before Conference Networking." August 21, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, Middle East Channel, Foreign Policy, "The Domestic Politics of Israeli Peacemaking." July 22, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, The Atlantic, "The Price Israel Pays for Its Poor National Security Decision-Making." June 10, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, The National Interest, "Erdogan's Democracy." June 4, 2013.

        Matt Duss and Brent Sasley, discussion of what it means to be "pro-Israel" and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. bloggingheads.tv. April 14, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, +972 Magazine (Israel), "In Response: The Benefits of Academic Israel Programs." February 11, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, Duck of Minerva, "What Western Analysts Got Wrong About the Israeli Election." January 28, 2013.

        Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley, discussion of the "Jewish lobby," and the American Jewish and Christian Zionist communities. bloggingheads.tv. January 9, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, +972 Magazine (Israel), "Despite Dissatisfaction, U.S. Jews Won't Be Abandoning Israel Any Time Soon." January 4, 2013.

        Brent Sasley, The National Interest, "If Barack Strikes Back." November 9, 2012.

        Brent Sasley, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "The Israeli Left's Growing Pragmatism." August 8, 2012.

        Michael Koplow and Brent Sasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Time to End the Cold War between Turkey and Israel." June 27, 2012.

        Brent Sasley, The Forward, "Gilad Shalit Release Welcome, But at What Cost?" October 12, 2011.

        Brent Sasley and Neil Lensink, Embassy Magazine, "Harper's Honest Mistake at the G8 Summit." June 15, 2011.

        Brent Sasley, "No to Apartheid (But Yes to Discrimination)?" Globe and Mail. December 15, 2010.

        Other op-eds

        Star Telegram (Fort Worth), Kitchener Waterloo Record (Canada)

        Interviews (radio, TV, print, on-line)

        CBC Radio (Canada); Agence France-Presse; SiriusXM POTUS; Inside Higher Ed; Voice of America; Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Kyrgyzstan; BBC; Boston Globe; The National (Abu Dhabi); Gulen Media (Iraqi Kurdistan); Pravda (Slovak Republic); Today’s Zaman; Times of Israel; Black America Web; Insighters and Scholars’ Circle KPFK 90.7 FM (California); Semana (Columbia); KRLD (Dallas); CBS 11 (local); Fox 4 (local); NBC 5 (local); CW 33 (local); KRLD 1080 (Dallas-Fort Worth); KLIF 570 (Dallas); Elan Magazine.

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Courses

      • POLS 4392-001 Introduction to National Security Studies

        Syllabus.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 5332-001 Paradigms and Problems in International Relations

        Syllabus.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-002 Government of the United States

        Albert Einstein argued that the purpose of a university education is not to teach students just facts, but to teach them to think. To this end, this course will introduce students to the politics of the United States. It is divided into five sections: Section A introduces the course through a conceptual discussion of politics and American government. Section B considers American political culture, as the underlying foundation of politics in the country. Section C examines the main institutions of American government and politics. Section D explores the conduct of American politics at the public and elite levels. Section E focuses on the politics and some of the practice of American foreign policy.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 4371-001 Politics and Foreign Policy of Israel

        Albert Einstein argued that the purpose of a university education is not to teach students just facts, but to teach them to think. Within this framework, this course will introduce students to the domestic politics and foreign policy of Israel. To this end it is divided into five sections: Section A focuses on the historical ideas and processes, particularly Zionism, that led to the creation of Israel in 1948. Section B explores Israeli society and the various social groups that interact and contest with each other. Section C examines the main structures and processes in Israeli politics, including its political institutions. Section D considers the shape and objectives of Israeli foreign policy. Section E delves into questions about what it means to be Israel, and how Israel is interpreted.

        Students will note that the underlying thread tying all these sections together is the question of identity: What is Israeli identity (or, what is Israel)? Where does this identity come from? How do different groups perceive and interpret Israeli identity? How do they work to make their preference the dominant one?

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 3328-001 Introduction to Middle East Politics

        Albert Einstein argued that the purpose of a university education is not to teach students just facts, but to teach them to think. To this end, this course will introduce students to the politics of the contemporary Middle East. It is divided into three sections: Section A explores the historical processes that have laid the foundations for the current order in the region, including political, social, economic, cultural, and security patterns. Section B discusses the struggle for self-determination; that is, efforts by regional actors to obtain independence from the colonial powers. Section C considers some of the contemporary challenges and issues facing Middle Eastern states and societies today. The course will not necessarily provide definitive answers to relevant questions. Rather, it will provide the skills and knowledge necessary for students to think creatively about their own answers.

        Summer - 5 Weeks II - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-001 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • POLS 4371-001 THE POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY OF ISRAEL
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • POLS 2311-005 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • POLS 5339-001 Israeli Identity and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • POLS 2311-004 Introduction to American Government
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • POLS 4392-001 International Organizations (Special Topics in Political Science)
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • POLS 2311-001 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • POLS 4370-001 International Relations of the Middle East
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • POLS 3328-001 INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EAST POLITICS
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 3329-001 The Politics of International Conflict
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 2311-005 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 5333-001 Identity and Politics in the Middle East
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 5334-001 Violence, Scarcity, and Norms in Global Politics - Graduate
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 2311-005 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 4371-001 THE POLITICS AND FOREIGN POLICY OF ISRAEL
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • POLS 2311-005 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • POLS 4370-001 International Relations of the Middle East
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • POLS 4392-001 International Organizations (Special Topics in Political Science)
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • POLS 4392-001 International Organizations (Special Topics in Political Science)
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • POLS 2311-007 US Government
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Other Teaching Activities

    • Additional Information
      • Workshops

        Workshop. “Israel and the Middle East.” Tel Aviv University, Israel. July 2010.

        Workshop organized. “Fostering Semester-Long Team Dynamics: Team-Based Learning as Active Learning.” University of Texas at Arlington. September 2008. With Ritu Khanduri.

        Workshop. Summer Institute for Israel Studies. Brandeis University and Israel. June-July 2008.

        Workshop organized. “State- and Nation-Building in the Twenty-First Century: Problems and Prospects for Canadian Involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Wilfrid Laurier University. January 2007.

        Workshop. Association for Israel Studies-Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East Dissertation Workshop. University of Denver. December 2003.

        Workshop organized. “Redefining Security in the Middle East: Effects of the Peace Process.” McGill University. June 2002. With Tami Amanda Jacoby.

Service to the Community

  • Elected
    • Jan 2006 to  Present Invited Presentations and Talks

      "U.S.-Israel Relations," UC Berkeley / Schusterman Center Summer Institute 2013, Berkeley, California. 15 August 2013.

      “The Arab Awakening and Regional Security” and “The Filter of Security: Israel’s Regional Policy,” Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada: 27, 28 June, 2013.

      “Coming in From the Cold: Emotions in IR.” Department of Political Science, Lund University. Lund, Sweden: 27 August 2012.

      “Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East.” Annual Convention, Political Studies Students’ Conference, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba: 28-30 January 2009.

      “The Israeli Elections and the Peace Process: Moving Forward or Backward?” Centre for Security and Defence Studies, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs. Ottawa, Ontario: 12 January 2009.

      “The Impact of Diaspora Communities on Canada’s Middle East Policy: Influence or Insignificance?” Canada and the Middle East, Centre for International Governance Innovation. Waterloo, Ontario: 11-12 June 2007. (Book workshop.) (With Tami Amanda Jacoby.)                              

      “NATO, the Middle East, and the Caucasus: Keeping an Arm’s Length Away.” Annual Convention, Political Studies Students’ Conference, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba: 31 January - 2 February 2007.

      “Canadian Interests and Policy Considerations in the Middle East.” Canadian Forces College. Toronto, Ontario: 4 May 2006.

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • Feb 2009 to  Apr 2012 Conference participation

      Chair, “New Media and New Politics in the Middle East.” Annual Convention, International Studies Association. San Diego, CA: 1-4 April 2012.

       Discussant, “Remembering How to Love Again: Collective Memories, Reconciliation, Social Change, and International Relationships.” Annual Convention, International Studies Association. San Diego, CA: 1-4 April 2012.

      Chair and discussant (invited), "Israel's Foreign Relations II." Annual Convention, Association for Israel Studies. Boston, MA: 13-15 June 2011.

       Chair and organizer, "Visualizing the Past to Imagine the Future: Image, Memory, Identity, and Foreign Policy." Annual Convention, International Political Science Association. Montreal, Quebec: 16-19 March 2011.

      Chair, "The Political Psychology of Race: Beyond Black and White, and Beyond the American Case." Annual Convention, American Political Science Association. Washington, D.C.: 2-5 September 2010.

      Chair, "Complicated Relations: Israel, Palestine, and the United States." Annual Convention, International Studies Association. New Orleans, LA: 17-20 February 2010.

      Chair, "Foreign Policy Across Asia, Africa, and Latin America." Annual Convention, International Studies Association. New York, NY: 15-18 February 2009.

      Discussant, "IR Theory and Foreign Policy Behavior in Asia." Annual Convention, International Studies Association. New York, NY: 15-18 February 2009.

    • July 2010 to  Present Reviewer

      Journal Reviewer: International Studies Quarterly; Security Studies; Journal of Conflict Resolution; European Journal of International Relations; International Studies Review; Journal of Peace Research; Political Science Quarterly; Security Dialogue; International Political Sociology;International Relations; Foreign Policy Analysis; International Studies Perspectives; International Journal; Canadian Journal of Political Science; Canadian Foreign Policy; Canadian Journal of Human Rights; Turkish Studies.

      Publishing companies: Westview Press; Lexington Books; Continuum; Broadview Press; Palgrave Macmillan; Thomson Nelson (Canada).

      Institutional Reviewer: Social Science Research Council (International Dissertation Research Fellowship); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

      Guest editor, Conference Proceedings. “Actors and Identity in the Middle East,” Bison Paper 14. Winnipeg, Canada: July 2010.

      Member, Fee Committee, International Studies Association-Canada (Fall 2010).

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  Policy projects
      "The Changing Israeli-Palestinian Relationship and Implications for Canadian Policy in the Middle East." Bison Report, Centre for Defence and Security Studies. 2006. "Out of the Shadows: The Implications of Canada's Role in the War against Terrorism and the Effective Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Dispute." Policy Paper, Department of National Defence (Canada). 2002.