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Boaz Atzili

Boaz Atzili

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Associate Professor

Dr. Boaz Atzili is a political scientist who researches and teaches international politics. His interest is in international security with an emphasis on territorial conflicts and the politics of borders, and the international aspects of state weakne... [More]

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202-885-1648
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Richard Breitman

Richard Breitman

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Professor

Richard Breitman received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is author or co-author of ten books and many articles in German history, U.S. history, and the Holocaust. Apart from his latest book, FDR and the Jews,... [More]

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CAS - History


Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner

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Distinguished Historian in Residence and Director, Center for Israel Studies

Michael Brenner is the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and directs AU’s Center for Israel Studies. He received his PhD at Columbia University and taught previously at Indiana and Brandeis Universities. Since 1997 he has been Prof... [More]

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CAS - History


Jerome Copulsky

Jerome Copulsky

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Scholar in Residence

Jerome Copulsky specializes in modern Jewish thought, political theology, and civil religion. His scholarly writing has been published in The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, The Journal of Religion, and Perspectives on Political Science,... [More]

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CAS - Jewish Studies


Max Paul Friedman

Max Paul Friedman

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Professor

Max Paul Friedman specializes in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. A graduate of Oberlin College and U.C. Berkeley, he was a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow and has taught at Boulder, Tallahassee, and Cologne. His first book, Nazis and Good Nei... [More]

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CAS - History


Gershon Greenberg

Gershon Greenberg

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Professor

Gershon Greenberg is the author of three definitive bibliographies of religious thought and the Holocaust, and numerous articles on German-Jewish philosophy, history of Jewish thought in America and religious responses through the Holocaust. He has s... [More]

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202-885-2912
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Gregg Ivers

Gregg Ivers

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Professor

Gregg Ivers is Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Professor Ivers is the author or editor of seven books, including To Build a Wall: American Jews and the Separation of Church and State, Creating Constitut... [More]

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202-885-2976
SPA - Government


Caleen Jennings

Caleen Jennings

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Professor

Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education programs. In 2003 she received American Univers... [More]

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CAS - Performing Arts


Alan Kraut

Alan Kraut

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University Professor

Alan M. Kraut is University Professor of History and an affiliate faculty member of the School of International Service. He is also a Non-resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. Currently, he is the President of the Organization of America... [More]

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202-885-2410
CAS - History


Lisa Leff

Lisa Leff

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Associate Professor

Lisa Leff is a historian of Europe since 1789 whose research focuses on Jews in France. Her first book, Sacred Bonds of Solidarity (Stanford UP, 2006), examines the rise of Jewish international aid in 19th century France. Her most recent book is cal... [More]

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CAS - History


Allan Lichtman

Allan Lichtman

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Distinguished Professor

Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 with a specialty in modern American history and quantitative methods. He became an Assistant Professor of History at American University in 1973 and a Full Professor in 1980. He was t... [More]

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CAS - History


Eric Lohr

Eric Lohr

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Professor and Susan Carmel Lehrman Chair of Russian History and Culture

Eric Lohr published his most recent book, Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union, with Harvard University Press in September 2012. He received his MA in Russian Studies and PhD in History from Harvard University, then taught there as an ass... [More]

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CAS - History


Gail Mardirosian

Gail Mardirosian

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Associate Professor Emerita

Gail Humphries Mardirosian focuses on the arts in the international arena and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Prague, CZ and a Likhachev Fellow to St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also guest lectured in Sweden, Greece, and Slovakia. She was rec... [More]

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Pamela Nadell

Pamela Nadell

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Chair, Department of History

Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women's and Gender History and is Chair of the Department of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program. A specialist in American Jewish history and women’s history, she teaches a variety ... [More]

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CAS - History


Emerita & Emeritus Faculty

Myra Sklarew

Myra Sklarew

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Professor Emerita



Russell Stone

Russell Stone

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Professor Emeritus

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 ... [More]



Howard Wachtel

Howard Wachtel

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Professor Emeritus