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Senior Fellow at the Center of Global Affairs, New York University

July 14th, 2010

Area of Expertise: International Relations, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East
Geographical Expertise - Country: Israel, Palestine
Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Field of Work: Academia, Government, Think tank/Research center
City: New York
Country: USA
Continent: North America


Alon Ben Meir Alon Ben MeirDr. Alon Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specialized in peace negotiations between Israel and the Arab states. For the past 25 years, he has been directly involved in various negotiations and has operated as a liaison between top Arab and Israeli officials.

He serves as senior fellow at New York University’s School of Global Affairs where he has been teaching courses on the Middle East and negotiations for 18 years. He is also a Senior Fellow, and the Middle Eastern Studies Project Director at the World Policy Institute. Dr. Ben-Meir hosts ‘Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir,’ a series of debates and conversations with top policy-makers around the world. He also regularly holds briefings at the U.S. State Department for international visitors.

Dr. Ben-Meir writes frequently and has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites including the Middle East Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Le Monde, American Chronicle, the Week, the Political Quarterly, Israel Policy Forum, Gulf Times, the Peninsula, The Jerusalem Post, and the Huffington Post. He also makes regular television and radio appearances, and has been featured on networks such as CNN, FOX, PBS, ABC, Al Jazeera, and NPR.

He has authored six books related to Middle East policy and is currently working on a book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Ben-Meir holds a masters degree in philosophy and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.

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