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Senior Fellow, Middle Eastern Studies Project Director
Expertise: Middle East
Dr. Alon Ben Meir is a professor and senior fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. Dr. Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specializing in international negotiations and conflict resolution. In the past two decades, Ben-Meir has been directly involved in various negotiations between Israel and its neighboring countries and Turkey.
Ben-Meir hosts “Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir,” a speaking series of debates and conversations with top policy-makers from around the world held each semester at NYU. He also regularly briefs at the U.S. State Department for the International Visitors Program. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the Jerusalem Post, and his articles appear in scores of newspapers, magazines and websites including Middle East Times, Times of Israel, Epoch Times, the Political Quarterly, the Harvard Review, and many other publications in Arabic and English.
He has been featured on networks such as ABC, Al Jazeera (English and Arabic), Al Arabiya, al Hurrah, CNN, Russia Today and NBC. He has authored seven books related to Middle East and is currently working on a new book about the psychological dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Ben-Meir holds a master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University.
PhD in International Relations, Oxford University
Master's in Philosophy, Oxford University
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Tel Aviv University