Ami Pedahzur

Updated: May, 2024

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Professor. Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences. University of Haifa. 2023-Current.
Director. Institutes for Strategic Research – ISR. University of Haifa. 2023-Present.
Ralph W. Yarborough Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts. The University of Texas at Austin. 2018-2023.
Arnold S. Chaplik Professor in Israel and Diaspora Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2013-2018.
Professor of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2010-2023.
Associate Professor of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2005-2009.
Senior Lecturer with tenure. University of Haifa. 2002-2005.
Visiting Lecturer. The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 2002.
Lecturer. University of Haifa. 2000-2002.
Instructor. University of Haifa. 1998-2000.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Political Science. 1999. University of Haifa.
M.A. Political Science. 1996. (Dean’s List). University of Haifa.
B.A. Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science. 1994. University of Haifa.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Post-Doctoral Fellow. Department of Political Science. 2001. University of Nevada, Reno. 2001.
ECPR Summer School on Parties and Party Systems. The University of Luneburg. 1998.
Visiting Researcher. The Centre for the Study of Political Violence and Terrorism. The University of St. Andrews. 1997.
LANGUAGES: Hebrew (Native); English; Arabic
SKILLS: LaTex, R, SPSS, Tableau, ArcGIS, PKM

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Pedahzur, Ami. 2012. The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right. New York: Oxford University Press. 288 pages.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2009. Jewish Terrorism in Israel. New York: Columbia University Press. 225 pages. (Paperback, 2011).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2009. The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press. 215 pages. (Paperback, 2010).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2005. Suicide Terrorism. Cambridge: Polity Press. 261 pages.
Paran, Gady. Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2005. Coping with Terrorism in Jerusalem. Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Institute for the Study of Israel. 181 pages. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2004. The Israeli Defending Democracy. Jerusalem: Carmel. 202 pages. (Hebrew).
Weinberg, Leonard. Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. Political Parties and Terrorist Groups. London: Routledge. 179 pages. (Revised paperback edition with Arie Perliger, 2008).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2002. The Israeli Response to Jewish Extremism and Violence: Defending Democracy. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 198 pages.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2000. The Extreme Right-Wing Parties in Israel: Emergence and Decline? Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University – Ramot Publishing Co. 254 pages. (Hebrew).

EDITED VOLUMES

Pedahzur, Ami. (Ed.). 2006. Suicide Terrorism: Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism: The Globalization of Martyrdom. London: Taylor & Francis. 202 pages.
Jones, Clive. Pedahzur, Ami. (Eds.). 2005. Between Terrorism and Civil War: The Al-Aqsa Intifada. London: Frank Cass. 152 pages.
Weinberg, Leonard. Pedahzur, Ami. (Eds.). 2004. Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism. London: Frank Cass. 165 pages. Also published as a special issue of Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. Vol. 4. No. 3.
Canetti-Nisim, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. (Eds.). 2003. The Extreme Right. State and Society – Special Issue. Vol. 3. No. 1. (Hebrew).
Brichta, Avraham. Pedahzur, Ami. (Eds.). 2001. The Local Elections in Israel – 1998. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University – Ramot Publishing Co. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. Rahat, Gideon. (Eds.). 2001. Political Parties in Israel. State and Society – Special Issue Vol. 1. No. 1. (Hebrew).

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Berger, Ronit. Pedahzur, Ami. 2022. “The Munich Massacre and the Proliferation of Counter-Terrorism Special Operation Forces.” Israel Affairs. Vol. 28. No. 4. Pp. 625-637.
Sweeney, Matthew. Perliger Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. 2021. “Reconstructing the Theater of Terror”. Small Wars & Insurgencies. Vol. 32. No. 3. Pp. 469-489.
Grossman, Jonathan. Pedahzur, Ami. 2021. “Can We Do Better? Replication and Online Appendices in Political Science.” Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 19. No. 3. Pp. 906-911.
Grossman, Jonathan. Pedahzur, Ami. 2020. “Political Science and Big Data: Why We Need Unstructured Big Data and How to Use It.” Political Science Quarterly. Vol. 135. No. 2. Pp. 225-257.
Speizman, Ilana. Swed, Ori. Pedahzur, Ami. 2016. “Policy Change Inch by Inch: Policy Entrepreneurs in the Holy Basin of Jerusalem.” Public Administration. Vol. 94. No. 4. Pp. 1042-1058.
Perliger, Arie. Koehler-Derrick Gabriel. Pedahzur, Ami. 2016. “The Gap between Participation and Violence: Why We Need to Disaggregate Terrorist ‘Profiles’ – A Research Note.” International Studies Quarterly. Vol. 60. No. 2. Pp. 220-229.
Perliger, Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. 2016. “Counter-Cultures, Group Dynamics and Religious Terrorism.” Political Studies. Vol. 64. No. 2. Pp. 297-314
Pedahzur, Ami. McCarthy, Holly. 2015. “Against All Odds – The Paradoxical Victory of the West Bank Settlers.” Israel Affairs. Vol. 21. No. 3. Pp. 443-461.
Perliger, Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. 2011. “Social Network Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.” PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 44. No. 1. Pp. 45-50.
Also “Response to “Social Network Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.” PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 44. No. 2. Pp. 238-240.
Hirsch-Hoefler, Sivan. Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2010. “Two of a Kind? Voting Motivations for Populist Radical Right and Religious Fundamentalist Parties.” Electoral Studies. Vol. 29. No.4. Pp. 678-690.
Canetti, Daphna. Hobfoll, Stevan. Pedahzur, Ami. Zaidise, Eran. 2010. “Much Ado about Religiosity: The Association of Religiosity, Resource Loss, and Support for Political Violence.” Journal of Peace Research. Vol. 47. No. 5. Pp. 575-587.
Perliger Arie. Hasisi, Badi. Pedahzur, Ami. 2009. “Policing Terrorism in Israel.” Criminal Justice and Behavior. Vol. 36. No. 12. Pp. 1279-1304.
Ben-Dor, Gabriel. Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. Bermanis, Shai. Perliger, Arie. Zaidise, Eran. 2008. “I versus We: Collective and Individual Factors of Reserve Service Motivation during War and Peace.” Armed Forces & Society. Vol. 34. No. 4. Pp. 565-592.
Zaidise, Eran. Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. “Politics of God or Politics of Man? The Role of Religion and Deprivation in Predicting Support for Political Violence in Israel.” Political Studies. Vol. 55. No. 3. Pp. 499-521.
Halperin Eran, Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2007. “Psycho-economic Approaches to the Study of Hostile Attitudes toward Minority Groups: A Study among Israeli Jews.” Social Science Quarterly. Vol. 88. No. 1. Pp. 177-198.
Halperin Eran, Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. “Threatened by the Uncontrollable: Psychological and Socio-Economic Antecedents of Social Distance towards Labor Migrants in Israel.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Vol. 31. No. 4. Pp. 459-478.
Perliger, Arie. Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2006. “Democratic Attitudes among High-School Pupils: The Role Played by Perceptions of Class Climate.” School Effectiveness and School Improvement. Vol. 17. No. 1. Pp. 119-140.
Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2006. “Kahane is dead but Kahanism is Alive: Explaining the Support for Extreme Right-Wing Attitudes in Israel.” Megamot. Vol. 44. No. 2. Pp. 215-246. (Hebrew).
Ben-Dor, Gabriel. Pedahzur, Ami. 2006. “Under the Threat of Terrorism: A Reassessment of the Factors Influencing the Motivation to Serve in the Israeli Reserves.” Israel Affairs. Vol. 12. No. 3. Pp. 430-438.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2006. “The Changing Nature of Suicide Attacks: A Social Network Perspective.” Social Forces. Vol. 84. No. 4. Pp. 1983-2004.
Perliger, Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. 2006. “Coping with Suicide Attacks: Lessons from Israel.” Public Money and Management. Vol. 26 No. 5. Pp. 281-286.
Canetti, Daphna. Mesch, Gustavo. Pedahzur, Ami. 2006. “Victimization from Terrorist Attacks: Randomness or Routine Activities?” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 18. No. 4. Pp. 485-501.
Perliger, Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. Zalmanovitch, Yair. 2005. “The Defensive Dimension of the Battle against Terrorism – An Analysis of Management of Terror Incidents in Jerusalem.” Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. Vol. 13. No. 2. Pp. 79-91.
Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. Yishai, Yael. 2004. “Social Capital and Social Exclusion: Russian Immigrants in Israel.” Social Behavior and Personality. Vol. 32. No. 1. Pp. 55-65.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2004. “The Structural Paradox of Civic Education in Israel.” Megamot. Vol. 43. No. 1. Pp. 64-83. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2004. “Is it Just the Religion? An Exploratory Model for Predicting the Support for Political Violence in Israel.” Politika. Vol. 11-12. Pp. 9-26. (Hebrew).
Bermanis, Shai. Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2004. “Religious Fundamentalism and the Extreme Right-Wing Camp in Israel.” Patterns of Prejudice. Vol. 38. No. 2. Pp. 159-176.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2004. “An Alternative Approach for Defining the Boundaries of ‘Party Families’: Examples from the Israeli Extreme Right-Wing Party Scene.” The Australian Journal of Political Science. Vol. 39. No. 2. pp. 285-305.
Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2004. “Support for Right-Wing Extremist Ideology: Socio-Economic Indicators and Socio-Psychological Mechanisms of Social Identification.” Comparative Sociology. Vol. 3. No. 1. pp. 1-38.
Weinberg, Leonard. Pedahzur, Ami. Hirsch, Sivan. 2004. “The Challenges of Conceptualizing Terrorism.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 16. No. 4. pp. 777-794.
Reprinted in Horgan, John. Braddock, Kurt. (Eds.). 2012. Terrorism Studies: A Reader. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 76-90.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2004. “Toward an Analytical Model of Suicide Terrorism – A Comment.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 16. No. 4. pp. 841-844.
Pedahzur, Ami. Hirsch, Sivan. Canetti, Daphna. 2004. “Whose Victory? An Empirical Analysis of the Popular Votes for the Right-wing Camp in the 2003 Elections.” Israel Affairs. Vol. 10. No. 4. pp. 20-35.
Reprinted in Sandler, Shmuel. Molov, Ben. (Eds.). 2005. Israel at the Polls – 2003. London: Routledge. Pp. 20-35.
Canetti, Daphna, Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. “Contributory Factors for Xenophobic Exclusion in a Multi-Ethnic Society: The Case of Israel.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Vol. 27. No. 3. Pp. 307-333.
Ben-Dor Gabriel, Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. “The Uniqueness of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Fourth Wave of International Terrorism.” Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. Vol. 4. No. 3. Pp. 71-90.
Reprinted in Weinberg, Leonard. Pedahzur, Ami. (Eds.). 2004. Religious Fundamentalism and Political Extremism. London: Routledge. Pp. 72-93.
Ben-Dor, Gabriel. Pedahzur, Ami. Hasisi, Badi. 2003. “Anti-liberalism and the Use of Force in Israeli Democracy.” Journal of Political and Military Sociology. Vol. 31. No. 1. Pp. 119-142.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2003. “The Challenge of Extremist Parties to Democratic Regimes: The Israeli Example.” Democratic Culture. Vol. 8. Pp. 73-108. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. “The Potential Role of “Pro-Democratic Civil Society’ in Responding to Extreme Right-Wing Challenges: The Case of Brandenburg.” Contemporary Politics. Vol. 9. No. 1. Pp. 63-74.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. Weinberg, Leonard. 2003. “Altruism and Fatalism: The Characteristics of Palestinian Suicide Terrorists.” Deviant Behavior. Vol. 24. No. 4. Pp. 405-423.
Reprinted in Victoroff, Jeff and Kruglanski, Arie W. (Eds.). 2009. Psychology of Terrorism: Key Readings (Key Readings in Social Psychology). New York: Psychology Press.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2003. “The Causes of Vigilante Political Violence: The Case of Jewish Settlers.” Civil Wars. Vol. 6. No. 3. Pp. 9-30.
Reprinted in Jones, Clive. Pedahzur, Ami. (Eds.). 2005. Between Terrorism and Civil War: The Al Aqsa Intifada. London: Routledge. Pp. 9-30.
Weinberg, Leonard. Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2003. “The Social and Religious Characteristics of Suicide Bombers and Their Victims.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 15. No. 3. Pp. 139-153.
Pedahzur, Ami. Brichta, Avraham. 2002. “The Institutionalization of Extreme Right-Wing Charismatic Parties: A Paradox?.” Party Politics. Vol. 8. No. 1. Pp. 31-49.
Ben-Dor, Gabriel. Pedahzur, Ami. Hasisi, Badi. 2002. “Israel’s National Security Doctrine under Strain: The Crisis of the Reserve Army.” Armed Forces & Society. Vol. 28. No. 2. Pp. 233-255.
Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2002. “The Effects of Contextual versus Psychological Variables on Extreme Right-Wing Sentiments.” Social Behavior and Personality. Vol. 30. No. 4. Pp. 317-334.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2002. “Between a ‘Self Defending’ and an ‘Immunized Democracy’ – The Case of Israel.” Democratic Culture. Vol. 6. Pp. 135-164. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. Eubank, William. Weinberg, Leonard. 2002. “The War on Terrorism and the Decline of Terrorist Group Formation: A Research Note.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 14. No. 3. Pp. 141-147.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “The Transformation of Israel’s Extreme Right.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Vol. 24. No. 1. Pp. 25-42.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “Supporting Conditions for the Survival of Extreme Right-Wing Parties in Israel.” Mediterranean Politics. Vol. 5. No. 3. Pp. 1-30.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “The Downfall of the National Camp?.” Israel Affairs. Vol. 7. No. 2 & 3. Pp. 37-54.
Reprinted in Elazar, Daniel and Molov, Ben. 2001. Israel at the Polls – 1999. London: Frank Cass. Pp. 37-54.
Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2001. “Decline or Adaptation? The Changing Role of the Israeli Party as Reflected in the Parties Platforms.” Politika. Vol. 7. Pp. 15-31. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “Struggling with the Challenges of Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism within Democratic Boundaries: A Comparative Analysis.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Vol. 24. No. 5. Pp. 339-359.
Rattner, Arye. Yagil, Dana. Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “Not Bound by the Law: Legal Disobedience in Israeli Society.” Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Vol. 19. No. 2. Pp. 265-283.
Pedahzur, Ami. Ranstorp, Magnus. 2001. “A Tertiary Model for Countering Terrorism in Liberal Democracies: The Case of Israel.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 13. No. 2. Pp. 1-26.
Reprinted in Horgan, John. Braddock, Kurt. (Eds.). 2012. Terrorism Studies: A Reader. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 313-330.
Pedahzur, Ami. Weinberg, Leonard. 2001. “Modern Democracy and Its Enemies: The Threat of the Extreme Right.” Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions. Vol. 2. No. 1. Pp. 52-72.
Reprinted in Mudde, Cas. (Ed.). 2016. The Populist Radical Right: A Reader. London and New York: Routledge.
Pedahzur, Ami. Yishai, Yael. 2001. “Democracy without Environmental Parties: The Israeli Experience.” Contemporary Politics. Vol. 7. No. 3. Pp. 191-204.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “The Paradox of Civic Education in Non-liberal Democracies: The Case of Israel.” Journal of Education Policy. Vol. 16. No. 5. Pp. 413-430.
Pedahzur, Ami. Hasisi, Badi. Brichta, Avraham. 2000. “A Proposed Model for Explaining Political Violence in Israel.” World Affairs. Vol. 163. No. 1. Pp. 18-26.
Pedahzur, Ami. Brichta, Avraham. 2000. “The Attractiveness of the Seemingly Unattractive: An Israeli Case.” Local Government Studies. Vol. 26. No. 3. Pp. 55-70.
Hasisi, Badi. Pedahzur, Ami. Brichta, Avraham. 2000. “The Support for Political Violence in the Israeli Society.” Politika. Vol. 6. Pp. 65-82. (Hebrew).
Hasisi, Badi. Pedahzur, Ami. 2000. “State, Policy and Political Violence: Arabs in the Jewish State.” Civil Wars. Vol. 3. No. 4. Pp. 64-84.
Pedahzur, Ami. Yishai, Yael. 1999. “Hatred by Hated People: Xenophobia in Israel.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Vol. 22. No.2. Pp. 101-117.

CHAPTERS

Grossman, Jonathan. Pedahzur, Ami. 2020. “The Quantitative Study of Terrorist Events: Challenges and Opportunities” in Edna Erez and Peter R. Ibarra (Eds.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of International Criminology. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pedahzur, Ami. Pessin, Andrew. 2018. “Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the University of Texas, Austin: Anti-Zionists on the Attack.” In Pessin, Andrew. Ben-Atar, Doron. (Eds.) Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech, and BDS (Studies in Antisemitism). Bloomington: Indiana University Press: 236-254.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2018. “Territories in Israeli Politics.” In Rahat, Gideon, Hazan Reuven, Dowty, Alan and Hofnung, Menachem (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Society in Israel. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Martin, Susanne. Pedahzur, Ami. 2017. “Suicide Terrorism Theories.” In Thompson, William (Ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Perliger, Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. 2017. “The Radical Right in Israel.” In Rydgren, Jens (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Pedahzur, Ami. Gutierrez, Lusaura. Perliger, Arie. 2017. “The Israeli History of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism.” In Silke, Andrew (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Abingdon: Routledge.
Perliger, Arie. Pedahzur, Ami. 2017. “The Evolution of Jewish Terrorism.” In Carola Dietze and Claudia Verhoeven (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of the History of Terrorism. New York: Oxford University Press.
Pedahzur, Ami. Martin, Susanne. 2016. “Suicide Attacks.” In LaFree, Gary and Freilich, Joshua (Eds.) Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Press.
McCarthy, Holly. Pedahzur, Ami. 2014. “The Sinai Terrorist Attacks” In Fernando Reinares and Bruce Hoffman (Eds.). The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden’s Death. New York: Columbia University Press. Pp. 483-496.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2011. “The Fourth Wave: Comparison of Jewish and other Manifestations of Religious Terrorism.” In Jean E. Rosenfeld (Ed.). Terrorism, Identity and Legitimacy: The Four Waves Theory and Political Violence. Abingdon: Routledge. Pp. 103-111.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2010. “The Consequences of Counterterrorist Policies in Israel.” In Martha Crenshaw (Ed.). The Consequences of Counterterrorism. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Pp. 335-366.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. Zaidise, Eran. 2009. “The Nature of Existential Threats to Democracies.” Gabriel Sheffer and Oren Barak (Eds.). Existential Threats and Civil-Security Relations. Lanham, MD; Rowman and Littlefield. Pp. 61-77. (Also Appeared in a Special Issue of Politika)
Halperin, Eran. Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2008. “On the Central Role of “Threat Perception” in Mediating the Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Xenophobic Attitudes.” In Majid Al-Haj and Rosemarie Mielke (Eds.) Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities: Perspectives from Israel and Germany. Israel and Germany: Berghahn Books. Pp. 81-138.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. Bialsky, Alexander. 2007. “Explaining Suicide Terrorism” in Chris Ankersen (Ed.). Understanding Global Terror. Cambridge: Polity. Pp. 37-56.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2007. “Coping with Terrorism: Lessons Learned from the Israeli Intelligence Community” in James Forest, (Ed.). Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in The 21st Century: International Perspectives. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International. Pp. 465-486.
Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2005. “Three Facets of Authoritarianism as Determinants of Right-Wing Voting: Competing or Complementing? The Example of Israel.” Farnen, Russell. Dekker, Henk. de Landtsheer, Christ’l. Sunker, Heinz. German, Daniel. (Eds.). Democratization, Europeanization, and Globalization Trends: Cross-National Analyses of Authoritarianism, Socialization, Communications, Youth, and Social Policy. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2005. “Who’s Defending Democracy? The Battle among the Elites over the Elections to the 16th Knesset” Arian, Asher and Shamir, Michal (eds.). The Elections in Israel – 2003. Somerset, NJ: Transaction Press. Pp. 85-100. Hebrew translation Jerusalem: The Israeli Institute of Democracy.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2005. “Recruitment and Socialization of Suicide Bombers in Comparative Perspective.” Forest, James. (ed). The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. Pp. 151-164.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2004. “Suicide Terrorism.” Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Tel-Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publishers. Pp. 103-110 (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2004. “New Terrorism and the Palestinian Scene.” Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Tel-Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publishers. Pp. 111-120. (Hebrew).
Ben-Dor, Gabriel, Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. “Civil-Military Relations in Israel in the 1990s.” Rebhun Uzi, Waxman, Chaim (eds.). Jews in Israel. University Press of New England and Brandeis University Press. Pp. 331-344.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. “Defending Democracy and the Extreme Right: A Comparative Analysis” Eatwell, Roger and Mudde, Cas. (Eds.). Extremism and Democracy. London: Routledge. Pp. 108-132.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. “The New Israeli Right: From Territorial Nationalism to National Ethnocentrism.” Ben-Eliezer, Uri. Al-Haj, Majid (Eds.). In the Name of Security: The Sociology of Peace and War in Israel in Changing Times. (Hebrew). Pardes and Haifa: University of Haifa Press. Pp. 535-556.
Ben-Dor Gabriel, Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2002. “The Regional Cleavage in Israel: A Quantitative Assessment.” The Judea and Samaria 11th Conference Book. Ariel: Judea and Samaria College. (Hebrew). Pp. 213-222.
Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2001. “Distant Brothers: The Relations between the Settlers’ Movements in the West Bank and in the Golan Heights.” The Judea and Samaria 10th Conference Book. Ariel: Judea and Samaria College. Pp. 245-257 (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. Frant, Howard. Canetti, Daphna. 2001. “The 1999 Elections: a Move towards Polarized Pluralism.” New York: The State University of New York Press. Pp. 165-178. Hebrew Translation Jerusalem: The Israeli Institute of Democracy.
Pedahzur, Ami. Brichta, Avraham. 2001. “What Brings Political Parties to Take Part in the Elections to the Local Authorities?” in Brichta, Avraham. Pedahzur, Ami. (eds.). Elections to The Local Authorities in Israel – 1998: Continuity or Change? Tel-Aviv: Ramot – Tel-Aviv University. Pp. 49-64. (An earlier version appeared in Local Government Studies).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2000. “From Integration to Rivalry: The Yesha Council and the National Parties.” The Judea and Samaria 9th Conference Book. Ariel: Judea and Samaria College. Pp. 293-306. (Hebrew).

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Pedahzur, Ami. 2024. "Diaries of a Harbinger of Academic Capitulation." Watersheds. Vol. 1. Pp. 39-50.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2023. “Settling the Score with Sinwar.” Ma’ariv. December 27, 2023. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2023. “How the Far Right Grabbed Power in Israel, and What it Means in this Time of War.” The Globe and Mail. December 2, 2023.
Barak, Oren. Pedahzur, Ami. 2023. “Hamas, Terrorism, and Violent Non-State Actors.” The Regional Thinking Forum. November 1, 2023. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2023. “The Sunrise of the Sunset.” Telem. April 18, 2023. (Hebrew).
Grossman, Jonathan. Amano, Orel B. and Pedahzur, Ami. 2022. "Managing High-Volume Digital Sources in Political Research with Emerging Technologies" (January 19, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4012684
Pedahzur, Ami. 2014. “The Silent Victory of the Israeli Settlers’ Movement.” Current History. Vol. 113. No. 767. Pp. 350-355.
Pedahzur, Ami. Perliger, Arie. 2013. “Comment on ‘Religious Violence in Judaism: Past and Present’ by Gideon Aran and Ron E. Hassner.” Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 25. No. 3. Pp. 413-415.
Weinberg, Leonard. Pedahzur, Ami. 2010. “Suicide Terrorism.” Religion Compass. Vol. 4. No. 4. Pp. 234-244.
Pedahzur, Ami. “From Munich to Mumbai.” The New York Times. December 20, 2008, A27.
Bialsky, Alex. Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. “Al-Qaeda.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. Macmillan Reference. Thomson Gale.
Bialsky, Alex. Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. Encyclopedia Entry. “Suicide Bombings.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. Macmillan Reference. Thomson Gale.
Bialsky, Alex. Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. Encyclopedia Entry. “Violence in Terrorism.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. Macmillan Reference. Thomson Gale.
Pedahzur, Ami. “But Who Are They? Chaos Theories.” The Los Angeles Times. December 12, 2004.
Ben-Dor, Gabriel. Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. Zaidise, Eran. Perliger, Arie. 2004. “Factors Affecting Motivation to Serve in the Reserve: Peacetime and Wartime.” Maarachot. Vol. 394. Pp. 44-49. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. Canetti, Daphna. 2002. “Kahanism in Israel.” Panim. Vol. 19. (Hebrew).
Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. “Supernatural Beliefs, Authoritarianism, and Attitudes towards Democracy.” Panim. Vol. 17. (Hebrew).
Canetti, Daphna. Pedahzur, Ami. 2000. “Mysticism and Politics in Israel.” Panim. Vol. 14. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 1999. “An Interest Party for Yesha.” Nekuda. No. 221 (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. “The Ultra-Orthodox Soldiers on the Border.” Ha’aretz. 7.10.1999.
Pedahzur, Ami. 1999. “The Hate by the Hated.” Mifne. (Hebrew).
Rattner, Aryeh. Yagil, Dana. Pedahzur, Ami. 1999. “Who does not obey the Law? The Law and the Justice System in the Eyes of the Israeli Society.” Research Report No. 5. University of Haifa: The Center for the Study of Crime, Law and Society. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. “The Extreme Right 1999.” Ha’aretz. 19.5.1999.
Hasisi, Badi. Pedahzur, Ami. “The New Protest Culture.” Ha’aretz. 28.10.1998.
Pedahzur, Ami. 1998. “The Social Protest Following the Yom Kippur War.” Bamachane. A Special Edition. 25 Years for the Yom Kippur War. (Hebrew).

BOOK REVIEWES

Pedahzur, Ami. 2022. Manekin, Devorah S. Regular Soldiers, Irregular War: Violence and Restraint in the Second Intifada. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2020. 254p. Israel Studies Review. Vol. 37 No. 2. Pp. 169-171.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2020. Small Arms: Children and Terrorism. By Bloom, Mia with Horgan, John. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2019. 248p. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 18 No. 3. Pp. 991–92.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2017. States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups. Belgin San-Akca. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 320p. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 15. No. 4. Pp. 1209-1210.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2017. Israel Under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right. Raffaella A. Del Sarto, Georgetown University Press, 2016. 296 p. Middle East Journal. Vol. 71. No. 4. Pp. 679-680.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2014. Commander of Flotilla 13 – The Sails of my Life. Ze’ev Almog. Or Yehuda: Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir, 2014. 1415p. Maarachot. Vol. 458. Pp. 72-73. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2014. Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts. Dan Miodownik and Oren Barak (Editors). Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 256p. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. Vol. 20. No. 2. Pp. 266-267.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2014. Israel’s Security Networks: A Theoretical and Comparative Perspective. Gabriel Sheffer and Oren Barak. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 172p. Israel Studies. Vol. 19. No. 3. Pp. 187-188.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2013. The Political Philosophy of Zionism: Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land. Eyal Chowers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 286p. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 11. No. 4. Pp. 1169 – 1170.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2012. Guerrilla and the War against It: The Military Heritage of Mao. Tal Tovy. Jerusalem: Carmel, 2010. 216. P. (Hebrew). H-War Military History Network.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2012. Evolving Nationalism: Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925-2005. Nadav G. Shelef. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2010. 296p. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 10. No. 4. Pp. 1039-1040.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2012. A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism. Daniel Byman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. 496p. H-Diplo Diplomatic and International History Discussion Network. Roundtable Reviews, Vol. 4, No. 2.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2008. The Faces of Terrorism: Social and Psychological Dimensions. Neil J. Smelser. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2007. 292p. Terrorism, Economic Development and Political Openness. Edited by Philip Keefer and Norman Loayza. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008. 307p. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 6. No. 4. Pp. 866-867.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. Brothers at War: Rabin’s Assassination and the Cultural War in Israel. Yoram Peri. Tel-Aviv: Babel. Megamot. Vol. 45. No. 1. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2007. Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers. Mohammed M. Hafez. Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace. Political Psychology. Vol 28, No. 3. Pp. 373-375.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2004. Tapestry of terror – A portrait of Middle East terrorism, 1994-1999. Richard J Chasdi. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 16. No. 2. Pp. 377-379.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. Terrorism – An Introduction. Jonathan R. White. 2002. Belmont: Wadsworth Thomson Learning. Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 14. No. 2. Pp. 145-147.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. Islam and Salvation in Palestine: The Islamic Jihad Movement. Meir Hatina. 2001. Dayan Center Papers. Tel-Aviv University: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 14. No. 2. Pp. 144-145.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2003. Sticking Together: The Israeli Experiment in Pluralism. Yaakov Kop and Robert E. Litan. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press. Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 15. No. 3. Pp. 175-176.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2002. Israel at the Polls 1996. Daniel J. Elazar and Shmuel Sandler (eds.). 1999. London: Frank Cass. Middle East Studies Association Bulletin. Vol. 36. No. 2.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. The New Israeli Democracy. Avraham Diskin. 2001. Jerusalem: The Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies. Mifne. Vol. 35. Pp. 42-43. (Hebrew).
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. Shahak, Israel. Mezvinsky, Norton. 1999. Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel. London: Pluto Press. Terrorism and Political Violence. Vol. 13. No. 2. Pp. 183-184; also in Middle East Studies Association Bulletin. Vol. 35. No. 2.; Extremism and Democracy Newsletter.
Pedahzur, Ami. 2001. Tolerance in Transition. Russel Farnen. Karl Peter Fritzsche. Ivan Kos. Rudiger Meyenberg (Eds.). Universitet Oldenburg: Bibliotek. Extremism and Democracy Newsletter.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Chair, Research Grant Committee. Association for Israel Studies. 2024.
Member, Student Recruitment Committee. Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences. The University of Haifa. 2023-2024.
Member, Library Committee. The University of Haifa. 2023-2024.
Member, Academic Board. Kaye College of Education. Beer Sheva. 2023-2024.
Member, Annual Review Committee. Department of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2022-2023.
Member, Program Committee. Israel in/and the Arab World. Association for Israel Studies Annual Conference. 2021-2022.
Member, Task Force for Developing Community Standards for Faculty. The University of Texas at Austin. 2020.
Member, Committee on Financial Aid to Students. The University of Texas at Austin. 2019-2020.
Member, Quantitative Reasoning Flag Committee. School of Undergraduate Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2019-2020.
Member, Faculty Council, The University of Texas at Austin. 2018-2020.
Member, Advisory Board, The Israel Institute. 2018-2020.
Director, Institute for Israel Studies (IIS). The University of Texas at Austin. 2015-2018.
Member, Best Dissertation Award. Association for Israel Studies. 2017.
Founding head, Israel Studies Collaborative (ISC). The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2012-2015.
Member, Executive Committee, Center for European Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2011-2013.
Faculty and member, Steering Committee. The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2009-2017.
Faculty Panel. Global Studies. The Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP), School of Undergraduate Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2010.
Member, Financial Aid Committee, Department of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2010–2011.
Founding head, T.I.G.E.R lab (Terrorism, Insurgencies, and Guerrillas in Education and Research). Department of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2009-2012.
Member of the Advisory Board. The Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict (ISAC). 2009.
Faculty, Center for European Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2008-Present.
Member, Executive Committee, Department of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2006–2007. 2021-2022.
Member, Teaching Evaluation Committee, Department of Government. The University of Texas at Austin. 2005–2006. 2020-2022.
Member, Executive Committee, Department of Middle Eastern Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. 2005–2007.
Head, Division of Government and Political Theory, School of Political Sciences. University of Haifa. 2003-2004.
Member of the Steering Committee, Jewish-Arab Center. University of Haifa. 2003-2004.
Member and Treasurer, Steering Committee, Faculty Union. University of Haifa. 2000-2004.
Member, Committee for Tuition Waivers. University of Haifa. 2002-2004.
Academic Supervisor, Students’ Union Elections. University of Haifa. 2002–2004.
Member, Computer Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Haifa. 2000-2003.
Chair, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Political Science. University of Haifa. 2002-2004.
Member, Graduate Committee, Department of Political Science. University of Haifa. 2002-2004.

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Fellow, Patterson-Banister Chair. 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020.
Fellow, Gale Chair of Judaic Studies. 2011-2013.
President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award. 2010.
Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship. 2009.
Distinguished Scholar, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. The University of Texas at Austin. 2007-
Fellowship – Control of Violence Research Group University of Bielefeld, Germany. (Declined). 2007.
Fellow, Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Chair in Government. 2005-2008.
Fellowship – The Donald D. Harrington Foundation, the University of Texas at Austin. 2004.
Outstanding Advisor for a Master’s Thesis Award – The University of Haifa. 2004.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for studying the Democratic Response to Challenges of Extremism and Violence – The Yitzhak Rabin Center – 17,000 US Dollars. 2000.
Postdoctoral Scholarship – The University of Haifa – 30,000 US Dollars. 2000.
Research Scholarship in Germany – The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). (Declined). 2000.
Outstanding Lecturer Award, the Rector, and the Dean of Students University of Haifa. 1999.
The Knesset’s Speaker Award for Outstanding Student. 1998.
Graduate school extended fellowship – The University of Haifa. 1997-1998.
Pre-doctoral scholarship – The Austrian Government. (Declined). 1998.
Graduate school fellowship – The University of Haifa. 1996-1997.
Foreign Commonwealth University Scholarship – The British Council. 1997.
The University of Haifa Rector’s fellowship for Pre-doctoral studies. 1997.
Excellence prize – Dean of Students, The University of Haifa. 1993.

GRANTS

Special Faculty Assignment, Spring 2020.
Research Apprenticeship Program. The University of Texas at Austin. 2016.
Research Grant. Academic Engagement Network – Deciphering Political Networks. PI. Total 5,000 US dollars. Declined. 2016.
Research Grant. The University of Texas at Austin VP for Research – Individual Motivations of Terrorists. Total 8,000 US dollars. CO-PI Arie Perliger. 2013.
Research Grant. EU and EU-US Policy. “Super-Soldiers: The Evolution and Proliferation of Special Forces since the Second World War.” Center for European Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. PI. Total US dollar 3,000. Declined. 2011.
Research Grant. Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Grant, Terrorism, Insurgencies, Guerrilla Education, and Research TIGER. The University of Texas at Austin. 2009.
Research Apprenticeship Program. The University of Texas at Austin. 2008.
Dean’s Fellowship. The College of Liberal Arts. The University of Texas at Austin. 2007.
Research Grant. Psychological Warfare and Terrorism. The University of Texas at Austin. PI. 2007.
Research Grant. Suicide Attacks – A Social Network Perspective. The Israel Science Foundation – ISF. Total 40,000 US dollars. CO-PI Gabriel Ben-Dor. 2006.
Research Grant. Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Grant, Terrorism Data, and Multimedia Project. The University of Texas at Austin. 2006.
Research Grant. College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Austin, for submitting a research grant proposal. PI. 2,000 US dollars. 2005.
Research Grant. The Research Authority University of Haifa for submitting a research proposal, which received an excellent review from the Israeli Science Foundation. PI. Total 10,000 NIS. 2005.
Research Grant. The Effects of Terrorism on Stress and Political Attitudes – Kent State University Total 28,000 US dollars. CO-PIs Stevan Hobfoll, Robert Johnson, Gabriel Ben-Dor, Daphna Canetti. 2004.
Research Grant. The Study of Xenophobia in Israel. The Research Authority award for excellent research proposals, University of Haifa. Total 10,000 NIS. 2003.
Research Grant. Pilot study funding. Fear of Terrorism and Its Effect on Political Attitudes. Total 5,000 NIS. CO-PI Daphna Canetti. 2003.
Research Grant. The Study of Xenophobia in Israel. The Research Authority, University of Haifa. Total 5,000 NIS. CO-PI Daphna Canetti. 2002.
Research Grant. The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. Coping with Terrorism in Jerusalem. PI. Total 30,000 NIS. 2002.
Research Grant for preparation of Research Proposal. The Research Authority, University of Haifa. Total 6,000 US dollars. CO-PI Gabriel Ben-Dor. 2002.
Research Grant. Urban Terrorism. The Haifa Municipality Research and Planning Division. Total 20,000 NIS. CO-PIs Gabriel Ben-Dor and Arie Perliger. 2002.

EDITORIAL ROLES

Associate Editor, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Journal. 2005-Present.
Member of the editorial board of Politika Journal. 2021-Present.
Member of the editorial board of Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East. A book series by Cambridge University Press. 2018-Present.
Member of the editorial board of Armed Forces & Society Journal. 2009-Present.
Member of the editorial board of Terrorism and Political Violence. 2009-Present.
Member of the editorial board of Civil Wars Journal. 2006-Present.
Founding associate editor, Democracy and Security Journal. 2005–2007.
Editor, the Newsletter on Extremism and Democracy, the European Consortium for Political Research. 2003–2005.
Book Reviews Editor for the Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Journal. 2003–2005.
Member of the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Journal. 2003-Present.
Book Reviews Editor for the Civil Wars Journal. 2002-2006.
Co-editor of the Newsletter on Extremism and Democracy, the European Consortium for Political Research. 2002–2003.
Co-Founder and Co-Editor of State and Society: an Israeli Journal of Political Science. (Hebrew). 2001-2003.

TALKS AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Artificial Intelligence and the Researcher in Me – A Journey of Shared Discovery. Webinar. Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Research. The University of Haifa. December 22, 2023.
The Escalating Violence of Terrorism. Countering Islamic Jihad: A Collaborative Approach. Indic Researchers Forum. November 17, 2023.
The Role of Civil Society in the Struggle For Democracy. Countering Hate: Far-Right Terrorism & Anti-Semitism. ICT’s 22nd World Summit on Counter-Terrorism. Reichman University. Herzliya. September 12, 2023.
The Changing Nature of Terrorism Since 9/11. New Threats and Changing Perceptions of Security workshop. Queen’s University Belfast. May 31, 2023.
The Israeli Radical Right in the 2022 Election. A Discussion on Israel After Elections: What Direction?. The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School. Tufts University. Boston. Online. November 15, 2022.
Collective Violence and Terrorism. Inequality and Politics as Dynamic Processes: A Celebration of the Scholarship of Seymour Spilerman. Columbia University. New York October 14, 2022.
Israel’s Intelligence Community. The University of Texas at El-Paso. El-Paso. June 19, 2018.
The Silent Revolution: Mapping the West Bank Settlers’ Path to Power. John F. Kennedy School. Harvard University. Cambridge. April 24, 2017.
The Quest for Understanding Terrorism: What is Next, The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies. The University of Arkansas. Fayetteville. November 15, 2016.
The Next Steps in the Quest for Understanding Terrorism, Beto Chair Lecture. College of Criminal Justice. Sam Houston State University. Huntsville. October 7, 2016.
Religion in a Securitised State, Royal United Service Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Whitehall, London. April 11, 2016.
Military Entrepreneurs and Evolution of Special Forces. Weinstein-Minkoff Lecture – Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, The University of Wisconsin – Madison. April 20, 2015.
Military Entrepreneurs and Evolution of Special Operation Forces. Comparative Politics and International Relations Colloquium, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison. April 20, 2015.
Start-Up Army: Military Entrepreneurs and the Evolution of Israel’s Special Operations Forces. Department of History – The University of Kentucky, September 30, 2014.
Keynote Address. Social Network Analysis in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. The 4th Illicit Networks Workshop – Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Canada. Oct 1, 2012.
Super Soldiers: The Paradoxes of Israel’s Special Operation Forces. The Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), West Point, March 26, 2012.
Super-Soldiers: The Evolution and Proliferation of Special Forces since the Second World War. Program on International Security Policy, University of Chicago, November 8, 2011.
The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism. Department of Political Science. The University of Nevada, Reno, April 22, 2011.
The Israeli Secret Services: A New Critical Approach. The Jackson School of International Studies. The University of Washington, Seattle, May 18, 2010.
Suicide Attacks. TRADOC Culture Education and Training Summit, Tucson, April 21st, 2010.
The Israeli Struggle against Hamas. Conference on Israeli Counterterrorism. Georgetown University. September 23, 2009.
Keynote Address. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Conference on Teaching Middle Eastern Studies. The University of Central Arkansas. August 7, 2009.
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Israel. Conference on Teaching Middle Eastern Studies. The University of Central Arkansas. August 6, 2009.
The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism. The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies. The University of Texas at Austin, April 29, 2009.
Keynote Address. The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism Pi Sigma Alpha, Department of Government. The University of Texas at Austin, March 5, 2009.
Religious Terrorism – A Proposed Model and Empirical Evidence. SWOTT Workshop. The University of Oklahoma, Norman. June 28, 2008.
Religious Terrorism – A Proposed Model and Empirical Evidence. SWOTT Workshop. The University of Oklahoma, Norman. June 7, 2008.
Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Doctrine. The LBJ School’s International Colloquium. The University of Texas at Austin, April 22, 2008.
Religious Terrorism – A Proposed Model and Some Empirical Evidence. Social Psychology Workshop. The University of Texas at Austin, September 27, 2007.
The Evolution of Suicide Attacks. SWOTT Workshop. The University of Maryland, College Park, June 9, 2007.
A Barrier for Peace? Israel’s Security Fence. The Rothko Chapel, Houston. May 9. 2007.
The Evolution of Suicide Attacks since the 1980s. Institute for Advanced Technology. The University of Texas at Austin. March 29, 2007.
The Evolution of Suicide Attacks since the 1980s. CENTCOM, Tampa, FLA. March 27, 2007.
The Evolution of Suicide Attacks since the 1980s. Texas Engineering Extension Service – Emergency Service Training Institute, WMD Programs. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. March 23, 2007.
The Israeli Counter-Terrorism Policy. Wesleyan Global Change Lecture. Wesleyan University. Middletown, Ct. December 11, 2006.
Suicide Terrorism – Israel’s Strategic Challenges. Bowdoin College. Brunswick, Me. December 8, 2006.
Intelligence and Counterterrorism. Bowdoin College. Brunswick, Me. December 8, 2006.
Keynote Address. Intelligence and Terrorism. Transportation Security Conference. The Van Horne Institute. Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. The University of Calgary. Alberta, Canada. October 3, 2006.
The Strategic Logic of Suicide Attacks. SWOTT Workshop. The University of Georgia, Athens, July 21, 2006.
Terrorism in Israel – A Panel on The Exploration of the Impact Terrorism Has on the Body and Soul of World Capitals. Transatlantic Dialogues. New York University. New York, November 14, 2005.
Suicide Bombing – A Network Approach. The Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism. Center for Strategic and International Studies. Washington DC, September 22-23, 2005.
The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombings. Department of Government and Department of Middle Eastern Studies. Cornell University, April 25, 2005.
The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombings. Department of Government and Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University of North Texas, Denton, April 19, 2005.
The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombings. Department of Government and Department of Middle Eastern Studies. University of Texas, Austin, April 4, 2005.
Why Do Suicide Campaigns Begin and End? Texas A&M University. March 9, 2005.
The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombings. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Washington DC. February 17, 2005.
A Network Model for Understanding the Recruitment to Suicide Missions. Department of Political Science. University of Cincinnati, February 11, 2005.
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Seminar on Terrorism. University of Texas, Dallas. February 3, 2005.
Suicide Terrorism in Comparative Perspective. Seminar on Democratization, Globalization, and International Relations. University of Texas, Dallas. February 2, 2005.
The Personal Motivations of Suicide Bombers. Arlington, Virginia. December 7, 2004.
The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombings. The University of Florida, Gainesville. December 2, 2004.
Defending Democracy in a Deeply Divided Society: The Case of Israel. Joint seminar in Political Science and Jewish Studies. The University of Florida, Gainesville. December 1, 2004.
Suicide Terrorism in the Middle East: Features, Causes, and Response. The LBJ School for Public Affairs. University of Texas, Austin. November 17t, 2004.
The Causes of Suicide Terrorism: A Comparative Perspective. The Fight against Terrorism and Its Limits. The Complutense University of Madrid. El Escorial, Spain. July 12-16, 2004.
Suicide Terrorism in the Middle East. Terrorism in the 21st Century: Its Persistence and Its Decline. Manuel Giménez Abad Foundation, the Rey Juan Carlos University, and the Research Seminar Foundation for Peace. Zaragoza, Spain. June 2-23, 2004.
Suicide Terrorism: Conceptual and Theoretical Aspects. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa. March 16, 2004.
Suicide Terrorism: Conceptual and Theoretical Aspects. Department of Political Science, Hebrew University, March 10, 2004.
The Golan Residents Committee and the Struggle against the Withdrawal from the Golan Heights. The Center for the Study of the Golan, Katzrin. June 18, 2003.
Coping with Terrorism in Urban Centers: The Case of Jerusalem 1967-2003. The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. March 21, 2003.
The Structural Paradox of Civic Education in Israel. Faculty of Education, University of Haifa. January 9, 2003.
The Israeli Defending Democracy – Theoretical and Empirical Aspects. Department of Political Science, Hebrew University, November 25, 2002.
Profiling Suicide Terrorists. The College of Defense Studies, Stockholm, Sweden, November 14, 2002.

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

The Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association; The Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, The Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association; The Annual conference of the ECPR; The International Political Science Association conference; The Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association; The Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology; The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association; The ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops; The Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association; The Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies; The International Institute of Sociology World Congress; The Annual Conference of The Israeli Political Science Association; The Annual Conference of the Israel Association for International Relations; The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Association.

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate

Suicide Terrorism
The Global Evolution of Special Operations Forces
Research Methods in Government
The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Signature Course School of Undergraduate Studies)
Terrorism, Guerrillas, and Insurgencies (Plan II Honors Program)
Israel: Society and Politics
Comparative Government and Politics

Graduate

Research on Terrorism
War, Technology, and Strategy
Contentious Politics
Israel’s National Security

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES

A conference on The Yom Kippur War – 40 Years Later. The Israel Studies Collaborative and the Israel Institute. The University of Texas at Austin. October 2013.
Workshop. Documents and Numbers – A New Approach to Studying the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Israel Studies Collaborative. The University of Texas at Austin. April 2013.
A conference on The Current Enemies of the US. The National Counterterrorism Center with Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. The University of Texas at Austin. September 2008.
An international conference on The Globalization of Suicide Terrorism. The University of Texas at Austin and Centra Technologies. May 2006.
An international conference on A Culture of Death: The Root Causes of Suicide Terrorism. The University of Texas at Austin. May 2005.
Co-organizer. Panel on the Second Israeli Republic at the 100 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Sponsored by the Association for Israel Studies (with Gideon Rahat). 2004.
Co-Moderator. Workshop on Defending Democracy: How Can Democratic Regimes Respond to Extremist Challenges without subverting their own Foundations at the ECPR 2003 Joint Sessions of Workshops in Edinburgh (With Giovanni Capoccia). 2003.
Co-Moderator. Panel on the Democratic Response to Extremism. The Annual Meeting of the ECPR. Marburg, Germany (With Giovanni Capoccia). 2003.
An international conference on Social Capital: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. The University of Haifa. (With Daphna Canetti). June 2003.
An international conference on New Right-Wing Extremism in The US, Europe, and Israel. The University of Haifa. (With Daphna Canetti). December 2000.
A conference on Political Parties in Israel, University of Haifa. January 2000.

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

Journals

Acta Sociologica
American Journal of Political Science
American Political Science Review
Armed Forces & Society
British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Civil Wars
Comparative Political Studies
Comparative Politics
Conflict Management and Peace Science
Crime and Delinquency
Critical Studies on Terrorism
Defense & Security Analysis
Defense & Peace Economics
European Journal for Political Research
Foreign Policy Analysis
Global Change
Global Crime
Government and Opposition
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
International Affairs
International Annals of Criminology
International Journal of Conflict and Violence
International Journal of Public Opinion Research
International Organization
International Political Science Review
International Relations
International Security
International Studies
International Studies Quarterly
International Studies Review
Israeli Sociology
Journal of Church and State
Journal of Conflict Resolution
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Journal of Global Security Studies
Journal of Peace Research
Journal of Politics
Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Journal of Social and Political Psychology
Journal of Theoretical Politics
Mediterranean Politics
Megamot
Mobilization
Nature – Human Behaviour
Party Politics
Patterns of Prejudice
Peace & Security
Perspectives on Politics
Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
Political Communication
Political Psychology
Political Research Quarterly
Political Science Quarterly
Political Studies
Polity
Public Opinion Quarterly
Scandinavian Political Studies
Security Studies
Social Networks
Social Problems
Sociological Focus
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Terrorism and Political Violence
The Public Sphere
Traumatology
Urban Studies

Book Publishers

Bar-Ilan University Press
Blackwell
Brookings
Cambridge University Press
Columbia University Press
CQ Press
I.B. Tauris
Johns Hopkins University Press
Manchester University Press
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Polity
Routledge
Rowman & Littlefield
Sage
State University of New York (SUNY) Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Haifa Press
University of Pennsylvania Press

Grants

The National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
RAND Corporation
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).
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