David Andrew Weinberg
Non-Resident Scholar and Visiting Scholar Affiliate, Center for Middle East Development
David Weinberg is a Non-Resident Scholar and Visiting Scholar Affiliate at the Center for Middle East Development for the academic year of 2012-2013. He previously served at CMED as a Visiting Middle East Specialist the previous year and recently received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his work was recognized for excellence in U.S. diplomatic history by the George C. Marshall Foundation.
David has been participating in CMED events on an occasional basis since 2006. He is now working on turning his dissertation into a book for wider publication that documents the history of American governmental efforts to intervene in internal Israeli politics and internal Palestinian politics over the years.
He previously worked in the policy community, including as a professional staff member for Mideast issues at the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he advised the late chairman of the Committee, Representative Tom Lantos (D, CA). He also provided research support on the Mideast and East Asia as an intern with the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Some of his recent publications include:
"Going AWOL? The U.S. is scaling down its commitments in the Middle East at the same time as some want it to double down," The Majalla: The Leading Political Affairs Magazine in the Arab World, 22 May 2013.
“December 5: Logic of E1 – The Clinton Parameters never endorsed specific territorial arrangements over others, and explicitly insisted on contiguity,” Letters to the Editor, The Jerusalem Post, 4 December 2012.
“The Next Challenge: Delineating an American Strategy toward the Palestinian Bid at the UNGA,” co-authored with Steven L. Spiegel and Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Israel Policy Forum Working Paper Series, 26 November 2012.
“American Intervention in Israeli Politics: Past Experience, Future Prospects,” Strategic Assessment, Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3 (October 2011): pp. 91-103.
“Iraqi Resettlement: Why Congress will Act,” in University of Denver’s Human Rights and Human Welfare, November 2007 (and reprinted in The Yale Politic, February 2008).