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Ph.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
SIS Outstanding Teaching Award, 2014
Area of Expertise:
Middle East, Israel, Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Abbas, U.S. foreign policy, decision making, Palestinians, two state solution
Guy Ziv 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. 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. Ziv's the author of Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel(2014). 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, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Newsday, USA Today, and Ynet News, and he writes a blog for the Huffington Post. He also has been quoted in major media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and Al Jazeera.
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