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Volume co-edited by Prof. Harvey Starr is published

Congratulations to Harvey Starr, the Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in International Affairs, on the publication of The Israeli Conflict System: Analytic Approaches, which he co-edited with Stanley Dubinsky, Professor of Linguistics and Director of Jewish Studies at USC. The book is part of the Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics series.

The volume is based on papers originally presented at the National Science Foundation funded Conference, “New Horizons in Conflict System Analysis: Applications to the Middle East,” held in Columbia on October 28-30, 2011. Co-chaired by Starr and Dubinsky, the Conference was also sponsored by the USC College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Research and Graduate Education, the Walker Institute, the Department of Political Science, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Linguistics Program.

The volume contains a number of chapters written by USC faculty and students: Starr and Dubinsky, “Introduction: Crossing Disciplinary and Methodological Boundaries in Conflict Systems Analysis;”  Katherine Barbieri and Adrian R. Lewis, “Trade in Conflict Zones: The Israeli Conflict System;”  Harvey Starr, Roger Liu and G. Dale Thomas, “The Geography of Conflict: Using GIS to Analyze Israel’s External and Internal Conflict Systems;” Stanley Dubinsky and William D. Davies, “Language, Conflict, and Conflicting Languages in Israel/Palestine;”  Nadia Jilani, Ashley Murph-Schwarzer, Dona Roy, Matthew Shaffer, and Brian Warby,  “Trade Networks and Conflict Processes in the Israeli Conflict System;” and G. Dale Thomas, “Turbulence in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict System: Predicting Change.”

Starr and Dubinsky invite you to visit the volume’s Facebook page which can be found at:

Thursday, August 20, 2015