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LAS Winter Speaker Series: Edy Kaufman

January 26, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room

Latin America and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict:  Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Kaufman

Dr. Edward Edy Kaufman holds degrees in Political Science, International Relations and Sociology from the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, a doctorate from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in diplomatic history and post-doctoral
studies in Social Science Research Methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored and coauthored
12 books and more than seventy articles in the general area of international relations, with an emphasis on
human rights and conflict resolution topics, and a regional specialization on Latin America and the Middle East, and
continues more than two decades team-teaching with one of them. His current research and advocacy interest are in
merging the paradigms of human rights and conflict resolution.
Prof. Kaufman has served both as Director of Center for International Development and Conflict Management [CIDCM]
at the University of Maryland and the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Dr. Kaufman is an expert in the areas of the teaching and training of conflict transformation, and
facilitation of workshops with CIDCM’s “Partners in Conflict” program. He has done extensive action research in
strengthening civil society and peacebuilding with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, often also working jointly with
Egyptians and Jordanians,, as well as in Africa, Central, East and South Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the
Americas, including on ethnic, religious and water resource conflicts as well as human rights and democracy issues.
In the area of human rights, his work focuses on human rights education and training of the law enforcement
agencies, particularly in Latin America.

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