This talk is moderated by Kal Raustiala, Director of the Burkle Center for International Relations
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
DALIA DASSA KAYE, Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation
Dalia Dassa Kaye is director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, Kaye lived in the Netherlands where she served as a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow at the Dutch Foreign Ministry and taught at the University of Amsterdam. In 2011-2012 she was a visiting professor and fellow at UCLA’s International Institute and Burkle Center. From 1998-2003 Kaye was an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including a Brookings Institution research fellowship and The John W. Gardner Fellowship for Public Service. Kaye publishes widely on Middle East regional security issues, including in outlets like Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News, The National Interest, Survival, and the Washington Quarterly. She has appeared in many media outlets, including BBC, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. She is author of Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia (RAND), Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process (Columbia University Press) and has co-authored a number of RAND monographs on a range of regional security issues. Kaye received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
DOV WAXMAN, Professor of Israel Studies, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies
Before joining the UCLA faculty, Dr. Waxman was the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University, and a Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies. He also directed Northeastern University's Middle East Studies program and co-directed its Middle East Center. Professor Waxman also previously taught at the City University of New York, Bowdoin College in Maine, and the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He has also been a visiting fellow at Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Oxford University. Waxman holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and received his B.A. from Oxford University. His research has focused on the Israel-Palestine conflict, Israeli foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, and Diaspora Jewry's relationship with Israel. He is the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave, 2006); Israel's Palestinians: The Conflict Within (with Ilan Peleg, Cambridge University Press, 2011); and Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (Princeton University Press, 2016). His latest book is The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2019). He is a frequent commentator in the broadcast media and the press, and he has written for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and other publications.