Curriculum Vitae


Areas of Specialty and Interest
  • Israeli society (Jewish ethnicity, Arab-Jewish relations, divisions and conflicts, transition to the peace era)
  • Jewish and Israeli identities
  • Comparative ethnic relations, nationalism, management of ethnic conflicts, comparative politics, democracy, immigration, minority leadership



    Higher Education
  • Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA, 1973
  • M.A., Sociology, UCLA, 1968 ("High Pass")
  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 1965 ("Magna Cum Laude")




Employment
  • Visiting Fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, 2011-12
  • Visiting Professor in the Sociology Department and Research Fellow in the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, 2010-11
  • Senior Research Fellow, Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, 2009-10
  • Head of the Masters Program in Peace and Conflict Studies (in English), Faculty of Social Sciences, 2009-10
  • Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa, 2006-09
  • Padnos Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies and Sociology, University of Michigan, fall 2005
  • Adato Visiting Professor in Sephardic Studies, UCLA, Spring 2005
  • Posen Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies and Sociology, University of Michigan, 2004-05
  • Professor, University of Haifa, since 1990
  • Associate Professor, University of Haifa, 1983-89
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa, 1978-82
  • Lecturer, University of Haifa, 1974-77
  • Academic Advisor to the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, 1996-2000
  • Visiting Professor, Brown University, Spring and Summer 1994
  • Visiting Professor, Brown University, Fall 1992
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Brown University, 1987-89
  • Part-time Senior Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, 1979-84
  • Visiting Associate Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1980-81
  • Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, 1971-73
  • Instructor, California State College at Los Angeles, 1967-68 and San Fernando Valley State College, Fall 1968
  • Research Officer, Research Division, Israel Defense Forces, 1964-66




Fellowships in Research Institutes
  • Research Fellow, Frankel Institute for Advanced Judiac Studies, University of Michigan, 2011-12
  • Research Fellow, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, 2010-11
  • Senior Research Fellow, Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, 2009-10  more information
  • Visiting Research Fellow, European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany, Summer 2001
  • Research Fellow, Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv, Spring 2001
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany, Summer 1999
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin, Germany, Summer 1997
  • Visiting Skirball Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford, Spring 1997
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany, Summer 1996
  • Research Fellow, Annenberg Research Institute (Philadelphia), 1989-90
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Deutsches Institut fur Internationale Padagogische Forschung (DIPF) (German Institute for International Educational Research), Frankfurt, Germany, July-August 1990
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg, Germany, Summer 1983
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Labor Research, Tel-Aviv University, Fall 1970




Research Grants
  • Orni Petruschka Foundation, 2012
  • Alan B. Slifka Foundation, 2006-12 
  • Fohs Foundation, 2009-12
  • Yad Hanadiv Foundation, 2009-11
  • Beracha Foundation, 2008, 2011 
  • PEF-Israel Endowment Funds, 2003, 2005
  • President's Office, University of Haifa, 2004-07
  • Israel Foundations Trustees (Israel's Ford Foundation), 1985, 1988, 1995, 2002
  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1985, 1991, 2003
  • Public Endowment Fund-Israel, 2002
  • The Edelstein Foundation, 2002
  • National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa, 2001
  • The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, various years
  • The Ministry of Science and the Arts, the State of Israel, 1995
  • The NIWANO Peace Foundation (Japan), 1995
  • The Jaffe Foundation, 1989-90
  • Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, 1985
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Haifa, 1975-85
  • Institute for Research and Development of Arab Education, University of Haifa, 1976
  • Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1970
  • Institute for Social and Labor Research, Tel-Aviv University, 1970
  • The Ford Foundation, 1969-70




Fellowships and Awards
  • Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, 2011-12
  • Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies, Brandeis University, 2010-11
  • United States Institute of Peace, 2009-10
  • Israel Prize for Sociology, February 2008. view ceremony 
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, a study visit, September 2003
  • Estonian Academy of Sciences, a study visit, August-September 2003
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, University Of Haifa, 2002 and various pervious years
  • European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Summer 2001
  • Yitzhak Rabin Center     for Israel Studies, Spring 2001
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, a study visit, October 2000
  • Estonian Academy of Sciences, a study visit, September 2000
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, a study visit, October 1998
  • Estonian Academy of Sciences, a study visit, September 1998
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (WZB), Summer 1997
  • Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Spring 1997
  • Ministerium fur Wissenschaft und Forschung Baden-Wurttemberg, July-September 1996
  • The Schuman Centre, European University Institute (IUE), Florence, November 1994
  • Israel's Foreign Ministry, Liaison Office, Trip to the Commonwealth of Independent States, September 1993
  • Canadian Embassy, Cultural Affairs Section, Faculty Enrichment Award, a study visit to Canada, August 1992
  • Deutsches Institut Fur Internationale Padagogische Forschung (DIPF) (German Institute for International Educational Research), Frankfurt, July-August 1990
  • Annenberg Research Institute, Philadelphia, 1989/90
  • British Council Scholarship, March 1986
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (German Academic Exchange Service), July-September 1983
  • The Ford Foundation, 1980/81
  • The National Science Foundation, 1969/70




Professional Roles
  • Member of the MA Committee and Steering Committee of the Masters Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies, 2012-present
  • Member of the Organizing AIS Conference Committee, 2010-11, 2011-12 
  • President of Israeli Sociological Society, 2008-10
  • Member of the editorial board of Race and Social Problems, 2009-present 
  • Member of the editorial board of Hagira (Immigration), 2012-present
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal Sociologia Yisraelit (Israeli Sociology) (Hebrew), 1996-2000, 2008-present
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal Hagar, 2000-present
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal Nations and Nationalism, 2003-09
  • Chair of the Committee of Yitzhak Rabin Award to MA Theses and Doctoral Dissertations, 2003, 2004
  • Organizer and Chairman of the International Conference on Multiculturalism and Democracy in Divided Societies, Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research, University of Haifa, 1999
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal Sociologia Yisraelit (Israeli Sociology) (Hebrew), 1996-present
  • Member of the Committee on Terms in Sociology of Israel's National Academy of the Hebrew Language, 1993-2004
  • Member of the Inquiry Committee for the accreditation of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Mikhlala Leminhal, Israel, 1994-95
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1993-1996
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Second International Congress on Prejudice, Discrimination and Conflict, Jerusalem, 1992-94
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the First International Congress on Prejudice, Discrimination and Conflict, Jerusalem, 1990-91
  • Member of the Academic Committee of the Institute for Israeli Arab Studies, 1987-92
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Promotion of Research, Literature and Arts, 1986-present
  • Chairman of the annual conference of the Israeli Sociological Society, 1985
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal Israel Social Science Research, 1983-90
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Megamot: Behavioral Sciences Quarterly (Hebrew), 1983-87
  • Member of the Academic Council of the International Center for Peace in the Middle East, 1982-85
  • Member of the Central Committee of the Israeli Sociological Society, 1982-1985
  • Member of the Inter-University Seminar on Arab-Jewish Relations, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 1982-83
  • Member of the academic council of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, 1979-present




Roles at the University of Haifa
  • Head of Masters Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies (in English), Faculty of Social Sciences, 2009-10
  • Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, 2006-09
  • Member of Board of Governors, University of Haifa, 2006-09
  • Member of the Appointments Committee of Faculty of Social Sciences, 2001-04
  • Ph.D. Adviser and Head of the Departmental Doctoral Committee, 1995-2001
  • Member of the Departmental Doctoral Committee, 1985-2001
  • Member of the University Senate, 1997-2000
  • Member of the University Steering Committee, 1997-2000
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Jewish-Arab Center, 1997-present
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Iraq Studies, 2009-present 
  • Member of the Council of the University Research Authority, 1995-97
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the University, 1995
  • Member of the Appeals Committee of the University Appointments Committee, 1994-97
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish-Arab Center, 1992-present
  • Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 1983-86
  • Graduate Advisor, Sociology Program, 1983-86
  • Director of the Arabs in Israel Section, the Jewish-Arab Center, 1976-92
  • Chairman of the Research Committee of the Faculty of Social and Mathematical Sciences, 1979, 1982-86
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Institute for Study and Research of the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea, University of Haifa, 1984-85




Other Academic-Related Activities
  • Presenter of papers in invited colloquia, departmental seminars, panels, etc.
  • Referee of journal articles, research proposals, book typescripts, master and doctoral theses
  • Public speaker on research related topics
  • Commentator on the Israeli and international media on research related topics




Papers in Scholarly Conferences
  • Annual Conference of Association for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, plenary session on "Arabs in the Jewish State", June 2011, "Israel's Democratization and the Arab Minority".
  • International Conference "The Pacification of Europe: Lessons for the Middle East", May 2011, University of Haifa, "Conflict-Management without Victory: Lessons from Europe for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict".
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Soceity, Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv, February 2011, "Perspectives on Arab-Jewish Coexistence in Israel: Reality and Vision".
  • International Conference on “I’m in the East and My Heart in the West”, October 2010, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, “Israel’s Western Drive”.
  • XVII World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, July 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, “Israeli Critical Sociology: Facing the Challenges of American Sociology”.
  • Conference on "Jews and Palestinian Arabs in Israel: Concord or Conflict?" The United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC, June 2010, “Arabs and Jews in Israel: Survey Findings, 1976-2010”.
  • Conference on “The 2009 Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel”, the Jewish-Arab Center at the University of Haifa, and The Citizens’ Accord Forum between Jews and Arabs in Israel, May 2010, Israel’s Knesset, Jerusalem, “The Lost Decade of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel: Findings from the 2009 Index”.
  • International Conference on Binationalism, Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, May 2010, “Zionist State, Bi-National State and In-Between”.
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, Academic College Western Galilee, Acre, February 15, 2010, Plenary Session on "The Hierarchy in World Sociology and Israeli Sociology's Position in It".
  • Conference on Civil Service for Arabs in Israel, the Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, February 2010, "Civil Service for Arabs in Israel: Findings from Arab Public Opinion Surveys".
  • The international conference "Demos or Ethnos? Multi-Ethnic Societies as Challenges to Liberal Democracy", Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany, November 2009, Keynote address on "The Model of Ethnic Democracy".
  • 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, August 2009, "Why Do Israeli Jews Better Keep Their Jewish Identity than Western Jews?"
  • Invited talks on Israeli Society at Beijing University, Beijing, and Shandong University, Jinan, China, July 2009, "Distinct Features of Israeli Society", "Multiculturalism in Israeli Society", "Arabs and Jews in Israel".
  • Conference on Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace, University of Toronto, Toronto, June 2009, "The Position on Two-State Solution of the Palestinian-Arab and Jewish Citizens in Israel".
  • International conference on "Planning for/with People: Looking Back for the Future", The Technion, Haifa, June 2009, "To Be an Arab Citizen in Israel Today".
  • International conference on "Islam in the Age of Globalization and Multiculturalism: Respecting the Past, Living the Present and Challenging the Future", The Alqasami Academic College of Education, Baqa al-Gharbia, Israel, April 2009, "The Challenge of Multiculturalism for Israeli Society".
  • International Sociological Association, Council of National Associations, Conference on "Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Sociology”, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2009, "Israeli Sociology's Position in International Sociology and the Challenges It Faces".
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, the Mikhlala LeMinhal College, Rishon LeZion, February 2009, Presidential Keynote Address, "Israeli Society: Unique or Like Other Societies?"
  • The Spinoza Institute conference on "Democracy in Discontent", Jerusalem, December 2008, "Israel as an Ethnic Democracy: Uniqueness and Response to Criticism".
  • Conference on "The Arab Minority in Research, Communications and Political Discourse in Israel", School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa, December 2008, "The Jewish-Arab Dialog in Israel: Future Perspective".
  • Conference of Tel Aviv University, Open University and Heinrich Boel Foundation on "Israel 1948-2008: Achievements, Challenges, Implications", Tel Aviv University, November 2008, "Mizrahim and Arabs as Non-Dominant Groups in Israel at Sixty".
  • The Prime Minister Conference on the Arab Sector, Haifa, July 2008, "Images of Israeli Jews in the Eyes of Arab Citizens and How Can They Be Changed?"
  • Conference on "In the aftermath of the Future Vision Documents"', the School for Political Sciences, University of Haifa, July 2008, "Attitudes toward the Arab Visionary Documents in the 2007 Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel".
  • International conference on "Transnational Ethnic Communities: The State and Its Diaspora", Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, June, 2008, "State Policies on Diaspora: The Case of Israel".
  • Cherik Center for the History of Zionism, Yishuv and the State of Israel, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, conference on "Sixty Years of Statehood: Vision and Reality", May 2008, "Equal Rights Irrespective of Nationaity: Trends of Change in Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel".
  • Conference on "Iraqi Jews in Israel", the Jimblista Center for Jewish Heritage, University of Tel Aviv, April 2008, "Does an Israeli-Iraqi Identity Exist?"
  • The Second Haifa Conference on Social Responsibility, University of Haifa, April 2008, "The 2007 Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel: Attitudes toward the Arab Visionary Documents".
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, February 2008, "Israeli Sociology: Academic and Public: In Commemoration of Baruch Kimmerling".
  • Conference on Civil Service for Arabs in Israel, the Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, February 2008, "Civil Service for Arabs in Israel: Findings from a Public Opinion Survey of the Arab Public and Leaders".
  • The Annual Herzlia Conference, Herzlia Inter-Disciplinary Center, Herzlia, January 2008, "Arabs in Israel and the Civil Service".
  • Yad Ben-Zvi Center for the Study of Eastern Jewish Communities, conference on "How to Write the History of Sephardic Jews?" Jerusalem, December 2007, "Terms Indicating Jews from Eastern Communities and What Underlies Them".
  • Conference on "Jewish Identity and Israeli Culture" (Hakhel 11), Efaal, Israel, September 2007, "Does a Secular Jewish Culture Exist?"
  • The 2007 Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, The Open University of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel, June 2007, "Multiculturalism and the Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel".
  • The Holberg Workshop in Honor of Prof. S.N. Eisenstadt, Collective Identities, States and Globalization, June 2007, Mount Scopus, the Hebrew University, "Mapping Out Collective Identities in Israeli Society".
  • International Conference on "Democracy and Security – Which One First? Security Risks in the Process of Democratic Transition", Embassy of Finland, Budapest, May 2007 (organized by International Centre for Democratic Transition) (ICDT), "Sustainable Democracy: Protecting Human Security".
  • International Conference on "Minorities in Transition", Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, May 2007 (organized by International Centre for Democratic Transition) (ICDT), "Ethnic Democracy or Multicultural Democracy: New Models in Central and Eastern Europe?"
  • The second Jerusalem conference of the Quality of Government in Israel, "Leadership in Crisis and the Fall of the Government System", Jerusalem, June 2007, "The Civil Leadership in the Second Lebanon War: Political, State and Social Aspects: The Case of Arab Leadership in Israel".
  • University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, conference in commemoration of Prof. Yonathan Shapira, May 2007, "Did Palestinian Citizens Pass the Tests of Israeliness during the Present Decade?"
  • The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, conference on "Palestinians and Jews in Israel toward Confrontation or Reconciliation? Current Situation and Forecast", May 2007, "The Relations between the Arab Minority and Jewish Majority: Assessment of the Situation".
  • Cherik Center for the History of Zionism, Yishuv and the State of Israel, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, conference on "The Transformations of the Idea of the New Jew", Jerusalem, April 2007, "The Mizrahi Israeli as a New Jew".
  • The First Haifa Conference on Social Responsibility, University of Haifa, March 2007 "The 2006 Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel".
  • Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, University of Haifa, Haifa, February 2007, "To Be an Arab in Israel – a Comparative Perspective".
  • Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, University of Haifa, Haifa, February 2007, "From Hegemony to Dominance: The Meaning of the Revolution in the Rights of Homosexuals and Lesbians in Israeli Society".
  • The Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, Tel Aviv University, a conference on "Elites in Israel: Continuity and Renewal", February 2007, "Israel's Legitimacy as a Jewish and Democratic State in the Eyes of Arab Elites versus the Attitudes of the Israeli Arab Public".
  • The Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, Tel Aviv University, a conference on "Elites in Israel: Continuity and Renewal", February 2007, "Israel and the Modernity: Homage to Moshe Lissak     in his Jublee".
  • International Researchers' Workshop on Demography and Human Rights, Ramt-Gan Law School, Human Rights Program, January 12-14, 2007, City Tower Hotel, Tel Aviv, "Comments on Christian Joppke's 'Comparative Citizenship: A Restrictive Turn in Europe?'"
  • The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, panel discussion of Oren Yiftachel's Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine, December 2006
  • The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, The Evans Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and The S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, Tel Aviv University, an International Conference on "Ethnicity and Nationalism in Divided Societies: Conflict or Accommodation", June 2006, "The Status of the Hungarian National Minority in Slovakia".
  • Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, a Conference on "The Arab Voter in the 2006 Elections to the Knesset", March 2006, "A Survey of Arab Voters in the 17th Knesset Election".
  • Inter-Disciplinary Center, Herzlia, a Conference on "The Big Bang in Israeli Politics", March 2006, "The Significance of the Big Bang in Israeli Politics".
  • Unit for Social Responsibility, University of Haifa, a Conference on "Multiculturalism in Israel: Identity, Class and In between: In the Occasion of the Appearance of Yossi Yona's In Virtue of Difference", March 2006, "Multiculturalism as a Theory and an Ideology".
  • Nevzlin Program for the Study of Contemporary Jewish Civilization, Tel Aviv University, a Conference on "The Two Big Immigrations to Israel: Immigrants from Islamic Countries and the Former Soviet Union", February 2006, "The Two Big Immigrations: Failure versus Success".
  • Jewish Studies Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, a Conference on "Imagination: The Cultural Praxis of Zionism", February 2006, "Multiplicity of Cultures and Multiculturalism in Israeli Society".
  • The Jewish-Arab Center and the Citizens' Accord Forum, the University of Haifa, Haifa, a Conference on Social Indexes of Israeli Society, June 2005, "The Arab-Jewish Relations Index 2004".
  • The 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, Tucson, Arizona, May 2005, "Lessons from Comparative Studies of Israel: The Thesis of Israel's Exceptionalism Revisited".
  • The Maurice Amado Colloquium in Sephardic Studies, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, May 2005, “Is Israel Jewish, Democratic, and Western? And What Should It Be? 
  • UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, a Conference on "Path to Peace, Road to Ruin? The Middle East in 2005", May 2005, "The Fallacies of a Single Binational State Option for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict".
  • The Posen Foundation and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, a Conference on "Jewishness and Secularism in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives", March 2005, "Secular Jewishness and Ethnicity in Israel".
  • The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Series on "The Changing Face of Israeli Society", January 2005, "The Mobilization of Ethnicity in Israeli Politics".
  • The Konrad Adenauer Program fro Jewish-Arab Cooperation, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, conference on "The Arabs in Israel 2004: The Status of the Arab Minority in the Jewish Nation-State", March 2004, "The Hungarian National Minority in Slovakia".
  • Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Shevah, February 2004, "Toward Israel's Exit from the Israeli-Arab Conflict and the Middle East".
  • Center for Human Values, Princeton University, conference on "Equality in Divided Societies", February 2004, "Long-Tem Trends of Change in the Orientation of the Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel".
  • Israel Academy of Sciences, international conference on "Comparing Modern Civilizations: Pluralism versus Homogeneity" in honor of Prof. Shmuel Eisenstadt, November 2003, "Is Israel Western?"
  • Arab-Jewish Center, University Of Haifa, July 2003, "National and Local Politics and Identities in Israeli Societies".
  • Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, May 2003, "Israeli Democracy in the Test of Time".
  • Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, Beit-Berl, February 2003, "Power and Violence in Israeli Society."
  • Truman Institute     for Peace, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, January 2003, "Cultural Autonomy for Arabs in a Jewish and Democratic State."
  • Israel Democracy Institute, Haifa, December 2002, "Poll of the Arab Voters to the 16th Knesset."
  • Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, December 2002, "Multiplicity of Cultures and Identities or the Victory of the Israeli Hebrew Culture?"
  • The Jewish-Arab Center, University Of Haifa, October 2002, "Partnership, Separation, or Autonomy."
  • Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies, Jerusalem, July 2002, "Israel's Character, Law and Symbols."
  • The Arab Center for Alternative Planning (ACAP), Nazareth, July 2002, "Israel in the Next Generation."
  • International conference on "Forced Migration in a Comparative Perspective: Political, Economic, Social and Legal Aspects", The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, June 2002
  • "Lessons from a Comparative Perspective on the Status of the Arab Minority in Israel", conference on "The Legal Status of the Arabs in Israel", Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, May 2002
  • "Findings from Public Opinion Surveys, 1976-2001", the 18th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, Vail, Colorado, USA, May 2002.
  • Conference on "Diaspora and Comparative Immigrations", Center for Israeli Studies, American University, Washington, DC, May 2002.
  • The fifth annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Third Sector, "Central Issues and Dilemmas in the Policy toward the Third Sector in Israel", Dead Sea, March 2002
  • Conference on "Democracy at Danger", The Yitzhak Rabin Center     for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv, March 2002
  • Conference on "Center and Periphery – Education, Culture and Economy", The Maalot-Marshiha Center for Advanced Studies, February 2002
  • Conference on "A Year to October Events – Where Are We Going?", The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, November 2001
  • Conference on "Primary Solidarities and Elite Groups in the Middle East," Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, June 2001, "Are Arabs in Israel Radicalizing? Findings from Public Opinion Surveys 1976-2001."
  • Conference on "Citizenship in Multinational States, Comparing Former Yugoslavia and Israel," Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP),Vienna, April 2001, "Non-Territorial Autonomy for the Arabs in Israel."
  • Conference on "Spatial Identity: Israeli Culture in the Mediterranean Basin," The Ben Gurion Research Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, April 2001, "Is Israel Western?"
  • Conference on "Palestinians in Israel: Dilemmas, Nationalism and Citizenship," Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research, University of Haifa, March 2001, "Arabs and Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel: Comparison."
  • Conference on "Between Center and Periphery: The Cultural, Economic and Social Diversity and Its Meaning," The Yitzhak Rabin Center     for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv, March 2001, "The Russian Immigration in Israel: Where We Stand."
  • Conference on "Balance of National Security and Strength," Herzliya Inter-Disciplinary Center, December 2000, "The Balance of Security Arrangements and Their Future Stability."
  • International Conference "The Formation of Prejudice and Stereotypes in the Arab-Israeli Conflict," Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, September 2000, "The Attitudes toward the Arabs among Israelis from European and Arab Countries in Comparative Perspective."
  • Conference on "The Melting Pot: A New Perspective," Yad Ben Zvi and Tel Aviv University, June 2000, "The Sociological Schools of Thought Revisited."
  • International Conference on "The Zionist Century – The Continuing Controversy," The Ben-Gurion Research Center, Sde Boker Campus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, June 2000, "Zionism and Multiculturalism."
  • Annual meeting of the Association of Israel Studies (AIS), Tel Aviv University, June, 2000, "Round Table on Israeli Public Opinion Data Resources."
  • Conference on "Identity and Memory: Achievements and Goals in the Research of Communities of Israel in the East toward the 21th Century," Yad Ben Zvi, The Hebrew University, May 2000, "Identity Groups in Israeli Society – The Sectorial Tendency of Israeli Society."
  • International Conference on "Inequality and Poverty in Practice," Ruppin Academic Center, April 2000, "Globalization, Transition to Peace and the Russian Mass Immigration and Their Implications for Inequality and Conflict in Israel."
  • International conference on "Citizenship and Identity: German and Israeli Perspectives," University of Haifa, March, 2000, " The Implications of Israel's Ethnic Democracy for Group Inclusion and Exclusion."
  • Conference on "Society and Culture from a Mizrahi Perspective," Van Leer Foundation in Jerusalem, December 1999, "Jewish Ethnicity in Israel as a Persistent Real Phenomenon."
  • International Conference on "Divided Nations: Challenges to Democracy and Pluralism," Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, October, 1999, "Conflict Resolution: Israel and Northern Ireland."
  • 34th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Tel Aviv, July 1999, "Control and Consent as Integrative Mechanisms in Ethnic Democracies: The Case of the Arab Minority in Israeli."
  • Conference on "Multiculturalism: Vision and Reality, Struggle and Search for Ways," Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research, University of Haifa, June 1999, "Is It Really Multiculturalism? Clarifying Its Diverse Contexts."
  • Conference on "The Civil and Military Society in Israel: Toward the Peace Era," Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research, University of Haifa, May 1999, "Does the Israeli-Arab Conflict Come to an End?"
  • International Conference on "Multiculturalism and Democracy in Divided Societies," Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Research, University of Haifa, March 1999, "The Model of Ethnic Democracy: Characteristics, Conditions and Comparisons."
  • Conference on "Wars, Revolutions and Generational Identities," The Rabin Center     for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv, March 1999, "The Arabs in Israel: Change of Historical Periods or Generations?"
  • Annual Meeting of the Israeli Sociological Society, Rishon Letzion, February 1999, "Inclusion and Exclusion of Non-Israeli Jews and Non-Jews in Israeli Society."
  • International Conference on "The Palestine Mandate: Fifty Years After: Arab, Jewish and British Perspectives," The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, December, 1998, "The Legacy of the Mandate and Its Impact on the Jewish and Arab Societies."
  • Conference on "The Arab Community in Israel: Autonomy or Integration?" The Program for the Study of Arab Politics, The Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, November 1998, "The Model of Ethnic Democracy."
  • International Conference on "Israel in Its Crosscutting, Unique and Universal Circles," The Academic and Inter-University Forum for the Study of Zionism and the State of Israel, The Ben-Gurion Research Center, Sde Boker Campus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 1998, "The Nation-State in a Pluralistic Society."
  • International Congress for the Study of the Babylonian Jewry, Or Yehuda, June 1998, "The Ethnic Cleavage among Jews in Israel as a Real, Not Symbolic, Ethnicity."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israeli Statistical Association, Jerusalem, June 1998, "Twenty Years of Attitude Surveys of the Arab Population in Israel."
  • The 16th GIF International Conference on "Collective Identity and the Boundaries of Solidarity: Conflict and Integration in Germany and Israel," The Israel Institute of Democracy, Jerusalem, May 1998, "Testing Three Theses on Trends of Change in the Orientation of Arabs and Jews in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, University of Haifa, February 1998, "Israel after Fifty Years: Political, Social and Cultural Transformations."
  • International Conference on "Islam in the Middle Eastern Studies: Muslims and Minorities," National Museum of Ethnology, Usaka, Japan, January 1998, "The Persistent Significance of Jewish Ethnicity in Israel."
  • International Conference on "Society, Politics and the Military: Israel in a Comparative Perspective (in honor of Prof. Moshe Lissak    ),"The Hebrew University, December 1997, "Is Israel Western?"
  • International Conference on "The Middle East at the Crossroads," The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, November 1997, "Is Israeli Society Ready for Peace?"
  • International Conference on "Israeli and Palestinian Identities in History, Literature and the Arts," Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 1997,"The Advances and Limits of Israelization of Israel's Palestinian Citizens".
  • Conference on "Nationalism and Democracy," The seventh annual conference of ASEN (Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism), London School of Economics, April 1997, "The Problematics of Ethnic Democracy as a Third Type of Democracy in Ethnically Divided Societies."
  • International Conference on "Structural and Behavioral Aspects of Democracy," University of Haifa and Israeli Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, May 1997, "The Non-Western Model of Ethnic Democracy: Israel in a Comparative Perspective."
  • International Conference on "Conflict and Extremism in a Democratic Society," cosponsored by GIF and the DFG, Dead Sea, December 1996, "Political Islam among the Arabs in Israel."
  • Conference on "The Arabs in Israeli Politics: Dilemmas of Identity," organized by the Program for the Study of Arab Politics in Israel, the Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, December 1996, "The Israelization of the Collective Identity and Political Orientation of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel – Reevaluation."
  • International Conference on "Centenary of Political Zionism," convened by The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University, Institute for the Study of Zionism at Brandeis University and the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History at Jerusalem, Boston, October 1996, "Zionism, Jewish Ethnicity and Identity."
  • Conference on "State and Radical Religious Movements," The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, 1996, "The Islamic Movement in Israel."
  • International Conference on "Religion, Ethnicity and Politics in Comparative Perspective," The Arnold Bergstraesser Institut, Freiburg, Germany, 1996, "Ethnic, Religious and Political Islam among the Arabs in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Beit Berl, 1996, "The Social Base of Zionism and Post-Zionism."
  • The 6th International Conference of Asian Sociology, Beijing, China, 1995, "Israel as a Semi-Western Society."
  • The Morris E. Curiel Center for International Studies, Tel Aviv University, International Conference on "The New Politics of Ethnicity, Self-Determination and the Crisis of Modernity," Tel Aviv, 1995, "Ethnic Democracy as a Mode of Conflict-Regulation in Deeply Divided Societies."
  • Israel Sociological Society, Section on Immigrant Absorption, Tel Aviv University, Conference on "Ingathering of the Exiles? The Impact of the Immigration of the 90s on Important Areas in Israeli Society," Tel Aviv, 1995, "Impact on Intergroup Relations."
  • Advah Center for the Study of Israeli Society and the Departments of Sociology and Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University, Conference on "Inequality, Social Classes and Political Economy in Israel," Tel Aviv, 1995, "Implications of Peace for Oriental Jews and Israeli Arabs."
  • The International Seminar for Middle Eastern Studies, Goteborg University, Conference on "Modernity and Culture in the Middle East," Goteborg, Sweden, 1995, "Is Israel Western?"
  • Israel Sociological Society, Kibbutz Enat, 1995, "Israeli Society: Democracy, Nationalism, the Arabs and the Transition to the Peace Era."
  • The Russian-Israeli Seminar on "State and Community in an Era of Rapid Change," Merkaz Tzipory, Jerusalem, 1994, "Israel and Russia as Ethnic Democracies."
  • Robert Schuman Centre, Jean Monnet Chair Lectures, the European University Institute, Florence, 1994, "An Ethnic Democracy as an Alternative Model to Ethnically Divided Western Societies," "The End of the Israeli-Arab Conflict and Israel's Transition to Peace."
  • Association for Israel Studies, 10th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 1994, "Arab-Jewish Relations in the Peace Era."
  • The UCLA Division of Humanities, International Conference on What Is Sephardi?, UCLA, Los Angeles, 1994, "Sephardic-Oriental Jews as Non-Dominant Minority Communities."
  • The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, Conference on "Israel: From a Mobilized to a Civic Society?" Jerusalem, 1993, "Israel's Ethnic Hierarchy and the Rise of Civic Society."
  • The Israeli Oriental Society and The Sikkuy Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity, Conference on "The Arab Citizens of Israel toward the 21st Century," The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem, 1993, "Arab-Jewish Relations in the Transition to the Peace Era."
  • Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, International Conference on "Minorities and Democracy in Post-Totalitarian States," Moscow, 1993, "Strategies of Conflict-Regulation and Their Application to the CIS."
  • Center for Urban and Regional Studies, "The International Workshop on Immigrant Absorption: The Interface between Research and Policy Making," The Technion, Haifa, 1993, "Ethnic Dominance in Israel in Historical Perspective."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1993 "Are the 1992 Knesset Elections critical?"
  • Evangelische Akademie Arnoldshain and Deutsch-Israelischer Arbeitskreis fur Frieden im Nahen Osten, Conference on Political Conflict as Cultural Conflict? Implications for the Middle East, Schmitten, Germany, 1992 "Sephardim and Ashkenazim - East and West in Israeli Society."
  • Israel Sociological Society, The Technion, Haifa, 1992 "Trends in the Jewish Orientation toward the Arab Minority in Israel" and "Israeli Society at the 21st Century: The Ethnic Hierarchy."
  • University of Ghent, International Conference on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Ghent, 1991 "Jewish Attitudes, Beliefs and Identities as Obstacles to Peace Settlement."
  • The Royal Institute of International Relations, International Conference on "Whither Israel," London, 1991, "The Ethnic Problem in Israel."
  • The Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, International Conference on The Arab Minority in Israel: Dilemmas of Political Orientation and Social Change, Tel Aviv, 1991, "Dilemmas of National Identity: Israelization and Palestinization."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 1991, "Israeli Sociology in the Face of the Intifada" and "Israel as an Ethnic Democracy."
  • The International Sociological Association, World Congress of Sociology, Madrid, July 1990, "The Divergent Fate of the Palestinians on Both Sides of the Green Line: The Intifada as a Test."
  • The Israel-Diaspora Institute, International Conference on Israeli Democracy under Stress: Cultural and Institutional Perspectives, The Hoover Institution, Stanford, June 1990, "Class, Ethnic and National Cleavages and Democracy in Israel."
  • The Elie Weisel Foundation for Humanity and the University of Haifa, International Conference on Education against Hatred: An Imperative for Our Time, Haifa, June 1990, "Hatred in Israel?"
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, International Conference on Trends of Change in Israeli Society, 1989, "Dilemmas in the Status of the Arab Minority in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, Toronto, 1989, "Change and Continuity in the Israeli Political Thinking on the Israeli-Arab Conflict."
  • Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Bonn, International Conference on Ending Conflict and Reaching Settlement in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel, 1989, "Why Partition Is Israel's Only Viable Option?"
  • The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, 1988, "Israel and South Africa: A Comparison of Their Structure and Dynamics."
  • The Weizman Institute for the Study of Zionism, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, International Symposium on 40 Years of Statehood, 1988, "Immigration and Absorption Policies during First Years of Statehood."
  • The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University, The Tantur International Conference, 1987, "Israel as an Ethnic State: Some Implications."
  • The Jewish-Arab Center, University of Haifa, Haifa, 1987, "A Comparison between the Palestinians in Israel and the Territories as a Test of the Thesis of Creeping, Irreversible Annexation."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Technion, Haifa, 1986, "Israel and South Africa: A Comparison."
  • The Ben Gurion Research Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 1986, "Political Change and Change in the Social Sciences in the United States and Israel."
  • The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University, 1985, "The National Identity of the Arabs in Israel."
  • International Symposium on Cultural Pluralism, Montreal, 1985, "Israel's Ethnic Policies toward the Non-Dominant Oriental Majority and Arab Minority."
  • Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 1985, "The Accommodation of Group Conflict in Segmented Societies: South Africa and Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Tel-Aviv University, 1985 "Political Ethnicity in Israel: The Case of Tami Party."
  • The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem, 1984, "The Attitude of Israelis and Arabs toward the Western Culture."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan University, 1984, "A Typology of Jewish Orientations toward the Arab Minority in Israel", and "Did the Ashkenazi Era in Israeli Politics Come to an End?"
  • European Consortium for Political Research, Freiburg, Germany, 10983, "Violence and Conflict Management: Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel."
  • Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg Germany, 1983, "Education and Consociationalism: Arab Education in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, University of Haifa, 1983, "The Repercussions of the Occupied Territories for Israeli Society."
  • International Sociological Association, Mexico City, 1982, "The Israeli-Arab Conflict and the Arabs in Israel."
  • The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem, 1982, "Israel's Political System in the Next Generation: How it Will Cope with Non-Dominant Groups?"
  • International Seminar on East and West in Israel, Bar-Ilan University, 1982, "The Institutionalization of Ethnic Stratification in Israel."
  • The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem, 1981, "The Ethnic Problem in Israel Thirty Years Later (1951-1981)" and "Tolerance of the Jewish Majority in Israel toward the Arab Minority."
  • Eastern Sociological Association, New York City, 1980, "A Typology of the Orientations of the Arab Minority in Israel."
  • International Conference on Ethnicity in Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 1980, "Israel's Ethno-Class Structure."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, The Technion, Haifa, 1979, "Education for the Culturally Disadvantaged in Israel - Ethnic Compensation or Discrimination?"
  • Israel-Canada Workshop on National Integration, Sde Boker, Israel, 1979, "Ethnic Pluralism in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, The Hebrew University, 1979, "Arab Orientation Types in Israel."
  • The Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem, 1979, "Issues in Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel."
  • International Sociological Association, Uppsala, Sweden, 1978, "The Control of Minorities in Israel and Northern Ireland."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1978, "Marriage Patterns of the Arab Population in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Tel-Aviv University, 1977, "The Problematic Institutionalization of the Black Panther Movement as a Political Party in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, University of Haifa, 1976, "Patterns of Ethnic Dominance in Israel."
  • The Annual Meeting of the Israel Sociological Society, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 1975, "Styles of Ethnic Leadership in Israel."
  • International Sociological Association, Toronto, 1974, "Pluralism and Conflict: A Theoretical Exploration."






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