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Professor Russell Stone

Russell Stone

Professor Emeritus
Department of Sociology

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Former Director of Center for Israel Studies
  • Russell A. Stone has research and teaching interests that include development, public opinion, social change, Middle Eastern and Third World societies, and environmental sociology. He has published on social change in Israel and the Middle East, and co-edited Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship. Served as advisory editor for a book series on Israel Studies at SUNY Press. He was Director of American University’s Center for Israel Studies, and was formerly administrative officer of the Association for Israeli Studies. Prof. Stone has been a consultant to research projects on environmental attitudes at Academic Sinica in Taiwan and worked on comparative studies of Palestinian and Israeli political and social attitudes, based on public opinion polls, as well as on comparative international attitude and value studies toward issues of peace.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Princeton University
  • Languages Spoken:

    Hebrew, French
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Area of Expertise: Development, public opinion, social change, Middle Eastern and Third-World societies, Israeli and Palestinian society, politics and public opinion, and environmental sociology

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research and teaching interests include development, public opinion, social change, Middle Eastern and Third-World societies, Israeli and Palestinian society, politics and public opinion, and environmental sociology. He has published writings about social change in Israel and in the Middle East and coedited the book Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship. He was advisory editor for an Israel studies book series at SUNY Press and a consultant to research projects on environmental attitudes at Academic Sinica in Taiwan. He is also working on studies of the impacts of conflict and a Communist past on societal values—based on cross-national public opinion polls—and of gender and voting behavior in Palestine.
 

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