Nadim Rouhana

Nadim Rouhana

(617) 627-5451
Research/Areas of Interest: New paradigms of conflict analysis and resolution The Israeli-Palestinian conflict Citizenship and democracy in multiethnic states Settler colonialism and political transformation Religion, nationalism, and conflict dynamics


  • BA, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 1972
  • MA, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 1979
  • PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, United States, 1985


In addition to research and writing on conflict studies and international negotiation, Dr. Rouhana's research includes work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli and Palestinian societies, the dynamics of protracted social conflict, collective identity and democratic citizenship in multi-ethnic states, settler colonialism, and questions of reconciliation and transitional justice. His most recent books include "Israel and its Palestinian Citizens: Ethnic Privileges in the Jewish State," (Cambridge University Press, 2017); and "The Palestinians in Israel: Readings in history, politics, and society," (Mada al-Carmel, 2015). Dr. Rouhana is currently working on a book proposing a new paradigm for conflict resolution. Prior to joining The Fletcher School, Dr. Rouhana 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. Dr. Rouhana is an Affiliate Faculty at the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He is also Founding Director at the Mada al-Carmel—Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa.
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