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Dr. Mira Sucharov is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Assistant Dean (student success), Faculty of Public Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in Middle East Studies from McGill University. In 1999-2000 she was a visiting fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Truman Institute. She specializes in psychological & identity approaches to international relations, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics. She is the author of The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005), and numerous articles on international relations, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish relations, and approaches to teaching the conflict. Dr. Sucharov was a 2004 recipient of the Carleton University Teaching Achievement Award, and was a 2011 winner of the Provost’s Fellowship in Teaching. For a column on Holocaust education and Israeli foreign policy, Dr. Sucharov won a 2010 Rockower Award from the American Jewish Press Association. She is a blogger for Haaretz and for The Daily Beast / Open Zion, writes a regular column in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Vancouver’s Jewish Independent, comments in the national media on Middle East Affairs, and is writing a book on nostalgia and political change. She is currently the country analyst for Israel and the Palestinian Territories for Freedom House. Her Haaretz and Daily Beast blogs can be found at http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/the-fifth-question and http://www.thedailybeast.com/openzion.html
Selected Significant Publications
“Imagining Ourselves Then and Now: Nostalgia and Canadian Multiculturalism.” Journal of International Relations and Development (forthcoming).
“History, Rationality, Narrative, Imagery: A Four-Way Conversation on Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict” Journal of Political Science Education 8, 3 (2012) with Neil Caplan, Wendy Pearlman, and Brent E. Sasley.
“Resettling the West Bank Settlers,” International Journal (Autumn 2011), with Brent Sasley.
“Values, Identity and Israel Advocacy,” Foreign Policy Analysis (October 2011) 7: 1-19.
“Narratives in Pencil: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Israeli-Palestinian Relations.” International Studies Perspectives, 11, 2 (May 2010), with Thomas Juneau.
“Security Ethics and the Modern Military: The Case of the Israel Defense Forces,” Armed Forces & Society 31, 2 (Winter 2005).
The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005).