Nadim Rouhana

Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program

  • Graduate Student Associate, Harvard University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
  • Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA, University of Haifa
  • MA, University of Western Australia
  • PhD, Wayne State University


Nadim N. Rouhana is Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies and Director of the International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program. His current research includes work on the dynamics of protracted social conflict and power asymmetry, collective identity and democratic citizenship in multiethnic states, the questions of reconciliation and multicultural citizenship, transitional justice, and international negotiations. His research and writing is focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict and on Israeli and Palestinian societies. His publications include Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State: Identities in Conflict (Yale University Press, 1997) and numerous academic articles. He is currently completing a book on a new paradigm in conflict resolution. Prior to joining The Fletcher School he was the Henry Hart Rice Professor of conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University. He was a co-founder of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs where he co-chaired the Center’s seminar on international Conflict Analysis and Resolution from 1992-2001. He is also the Founding Director of “Mada al-Carmel—The Arab Center for Applied Social Research” in Haifa. The center focuses on issues of identity, citizenship and democracy, and the future relationship between Palestinians and Israelis.

Professional Activities
  • Former Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University
  • visiting teaching roles held at Harvard University, The Fletcher School, Tel Aviv University, Boston College, Najah National University and The University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • founding Director of Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa, Israel

Research Interests

• Rouhana, N.N. (Ed.). (2007). Attitudes of Palestinians in Israel on Key Political and Social Issues: Survey Research Results. Haifa: Mada al-Carmel.
• Rouhana, N.N. (1997). Palestinian citizens in an ethnic Jewish state: Identities in conflict. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 312 pp.

• Rouhana, N. N. (2008). Reconciling history and equal citizenship in Israel: Democracy and the politics of historical denial. In Will Kymlicka and Bashir Bashir (Eds.). The Politics of Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
• Peled, Y. & Rouhana N. N. (2007). Transitional justice and the right of return of the Palestinian refugees. In E. Benvenisti; C. Gans; S. Hanafi (Eds.). Israel and the Palestinian Refugees. 8, 141-158.

• April 2008 Co-Organizer and Co-Chair. “The Future of Dialogue and Problem Solving Workshops”. A one-day workshop held at Point of View, George Mason University.
• January 2008 Exile and Return in Israeli and Palestinian Discourse: between Division and Coexistence. A paper presented at conference on “Di/Visions: Culture and Politics of the Middle East.” The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany.
• January 2008 Participant in the Yale Law School Middle East Legal Studies Seminar. The Moral Imperative in the Middle East. Yale Law School. Istanbul, Turkey.
• November 2007 Organizer and Co-Chair. "Towards Defining the State of the Field: A Research Agenda for Conflict Resolution." A one-day workshop organized by Point of View at George Mason University.



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