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Eric Abitbol Adjunct Professorial Lect School of International Service

Eric Abitbol
(202) 885-6583
SIS-School of Intl Service
East Quad Bldg - 204
Mondays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. - 6:20 p.m., Tuesdays: 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., and also available by appointment, electronically and in person
PhD (2013), University of Bradford, MSc (1994), London School of Economics, BA (1992, Honours), McGill University

Languages Spoken
French, Hebrew, English
Favorite Spot on Campus
Tennis courts
Book Currently Reading
Dany Laferrier, <i>L’Enigme du Retour</i>
Eric Abitbol is an academic-practitioner in the field of environmental peacebuilding, housed in IPCR (International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and GEP (Global Environmental Politics) at American University. Specializing in Israeli-Palestinian relations, his recent work analyses the discursive practices of Israeli and Palestinian water practitioners, assessing hydropolitical peacebuilding, hydrohegemony and hydrohegemonic residues. He is currently sharing the leadership of a collaborative North-South research project intent on assessing the effects of Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA). He is also pursuing research on the constructions of sustainability as cultural violence, with specific reference to asymmetric conflict environments. Abitbol is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS) at York University (Toronto, Canada) and is on the board of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
For the Media
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Presentations

  • From Project Equality to Political Symmetry? Assessing the Impact of Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment (PCIA): A North-South Participatory Research Project Conference, Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS), York University, Toronto, Canada; May 22-24, 2013.
  • Hydropolitical Peacebuilding: A Peace of Water, Creative Associates Inc. and Conflict Action Research Network (CARN), Washington, DC; April 2, 2013.
  • Hydropolitical Peacebuilding and Justice in the Lower Jordan, 6th International Workshop on Hydrohegemony: Water Justice, London, UK; January 12-13, 2013.