School of International Service
Additional Positions at AUDirector, Summer Abroad in Israel Program
SIS Thematic Area Coordinator, Foreign Policy and National Security
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Israel Studies
- Dr. Guy Ziv is an assistant professor in the School of International Service's U.S. Foreign Policy Program. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, and international negotiations. His current research focuses on foreign policy decision-making, the influence of think tanks in U.S. foreign policy, and the role of political elites in the Arab-Israeli conflict. His written works on the impact of Israel’s nuclear policy on U.S.-Israel relations; Israel’s strategic partnership with France in the 1950s; learning in foreign policy; and the role of leaders’ personalities in foreign policy change have been published in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals. His op-eds have appeared in both American and Israeli newspapers, such as The Baltimore Sun, CNN.com, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, and Ynet News, and he blogs for The Hill and The Huffington Post. He also has appeared as a commentator in major media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Al Jazeera America, BBC, CNN, and CTV News. Dr. Ziv has a background in policy, having worked at the U.S. Department of State, on Capitol Hill, and for leading non-profit organizations that promote American involvement in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.
DegreesPh.D, Government and Politics, University of Maryland; MA, Government and Politics, University of Maryland; MA, International Relations, University of Southern California; BA, Political Science, University of California at Irvine
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- "The Triumph of Agency Over Structure: Shimon Peres and the Israeli Nuclear Program," International Negotiation 20 (2015): 218-241.
- Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel, SUNY Press (December 2014).
- "Simple vs. Complex Learning Revisited: Israeli Prime Ministers and the Question of a Palestinian State," Foreign Policy Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2013): 203-222.
- "Cognitive Structure and Foreign Policy Change: Israel's Decision to Talk to the PLO," International Relations, Vol. 25, No. 4 (December 2011): 426-454.
- Readings in U.S. Foreign Policy, Revised First Edition (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2011).
- "Shimon Peres and the French-Israeli Alliance, 1954-1959," Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 45, No. 2 (April 2010): 406-429.
- "To Disclose or Not to Disclose: The Impact of Nuclear Ambiguity on Israeli Security," Israel Studies Forum, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter 2007): 76-94.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
SIS Outstanding Teaching Award, 2014
Founder and Director, Israel National Security Project (INSP).