Dr. Ido Zelkovitz2Dr. Ido Zelkovitz is a Policy Fellow at the Mitvim Institute, Head of Middle East Studies at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, and a Research Fellow at the Ezri Centre for Iran and the Persian Gulf Studies in the University of Haifa. He also teaches in the Departments of Middle Eastern History and Political Science at the University of Haifa and in the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel. Dr. Zelkovitz was the Schusterman Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota for the Academic Year of 2014/15. Dr. Zelkovitz won the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Post-doctorate fellowship and in the academic year of 2011-2012 he was a postdoc research fellow in The Institute of Sociology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. His research, academic courses, and public lectures reflect a focus on cross-disciplinary analysis of Palestinian history and politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel’s geopolitical situation in the Middle East and the role of higher education and students in building national identities in the Middle East. He is the author of two books the latest is Students and Resistance In Palestine: Books, Guns, and Politics (Routledge, 2015) and has been published in many respected peer reviewed academic journals such as Middle Eastern Studies, History of Education, Israel Affairs, and Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash.


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