Academic Staff

Yehontan Abramson

Dr. Yehonatan Abramson

Office: 5314
First semester: Monday 14:00-15:00/ Second semester: Thursday 16:30-17:30
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Research Interests: IR Theory, Identity Politics, Nationalism, Diaspora, International Migration, Critical Security Studies, Pragmatism
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Prof. Gadi Heimann

Office: 5326

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Research Areas: The History of Israel’s Foreign Policy, Great Power Status in the International System

Scientific Publications- Gadi Heimann:

Books and Edited Volumes:

1. Gadi Heimann, Franco-Israeli Relations, 1958-1967, (London: Routledge) (forthcoming 2017).

2. Gadi Heimann, The End of a Beautiful Friendship? France-Israel Relations under De Gaulle's Presidency (Jerusalem: Magness, 2016) (in Hebrew).

Edited Volumes

3. Gadi Heimann (ed.), New Perspectives on the History of International Relations (Jerusalem: Leonard Davis Institute, 2013) (in Hebrew).

Peer-reviewed Articles:

4. Gadi Heimann, "Divide and Rule: isral Tactics Regarding the Jerusalem Question, 1949-1950" Cold War History

5. Gadi Heimann, "The EEC Commission and the Negotiation for a Trade Agreement with Israel", Journal of European Integration, (forthcoming 2017). (

6. Guy Harpaz & Gadi Heimann, "Sixty Years of EU-Israeli Trade Relations: The Expectations-Delivery Gap", Journal of World Trade (Forthcoming June 2016) (J

7. Gadi Heimann, "A Case of Diplomatic Symbiosis: France, Israel and the French Colonies in Africa, 1958-1962", Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 51, No. 1, (2016), pp. 145-164.

8. Gadi Heimann, "The Struggle between the United States and Israel over Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, 1952-1967", International History Review, Vol. 37, No. 4, (2015), pp. 790-808.

9. Gadi Heimann, "The Need to be a Part of Europe: Israel's Struggle for an Association Agreement with the EEC, 1957-1961", Israel Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1, (Spring 2015), pp. 86-109.

10. Gadi Heimann, "What Does it Take to be a Great Power: The Story of France Joining the Big Five", Review of International Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1, (January 2015), pp. 185-206.

11. Gadi Heimann, "From 'Irresponsible' to 'Immoral': De Gaulle's perceptions of Israel and the Jews", Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 46, No. 4 (2011), pp. 897-919.

12. Gadi Heimann, "From Friendship to Patronage: France-Israel relations, 1958-1967", Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp. 240-258.

13. Gadi Heimann, "In search of a Route to World Power: General De Gaulle's the Soviet Unionand Israel in the Middle East Crisis of 1967”, International History Review, Vol. 32, No. 1 (March 2010), pp. 69-88.

14. Gadi Heimann, "Diverging Goals: The French and Israeli Pursuit of the Bomb," Israel Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Summer 2010), pp. 104-126.

15. Oded Lowenheim and Gadi Heimann, "Revenge in International Relations", Security Studies, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Winter 2008), pp. 1-40.

16. Gadi Heimann and Oded Lowenheim, "Revenge and the Israeli Campaign in the Second Lebanese War", Politika, Vol. 17, (Winter 2008), pp. 97-110 (In Hebrew).

Chapters in Collective Volumes:

17. Gadi Heimann, "Israel, France and the Jerusalem Question", in Gadi Heimann (ed.), New Perspectives on the History of International Relations (Jerusalem: Leonard Davis Institute, 2013) (in Hebrew), pp. 34-49.

18. Gadi Heimann, "A Hot Summer: France, Israel and the Middle East Crisis in 1958", in Christian Nuenlist, Anna Locher, Garret Martin (eds.), Globalizing De Gaulle: International Perspectives on De Gaulle's Foreign Policies, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) in the Harvard Cold War Project book series.


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Dr. Lior Herman

MA Program Advisor
Office: 5323
Monday, 14:30-16:00

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Research Areas: International Trade, Trade in Services, Energy and Geopolitics, Regulation

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Prof. Piki Ish-Shalom

Office: 5302
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Main Publications:
‎– Beyond the Veil of Knowledge: Triangulating Security, Democracy, and Academic   
            Scholarship (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2019).
– Democratic Peace: A Political Biography (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 
            2013) (Winner of the 2014 Ernst-Otto Czempiel Award by the Peace Research  
            Institute Frankfurt). 
– “Time is Politics: Temporalising Justifications for War and the Political within Moral  
              Reasoning,” Journal of International Relations and Development, 19, 1 (January  
              2016): 126-152. 
– “Conceptual Relics, Mutual Assured Evilness, and the Struggle ‎over Israeli Public  ‎
‎              Commonsense,” International Politics, 51, 4 (July 2014): 543-560 (contribution to a  
               special ‎issue on Evil in International Politics).‎
– “Defining by Naming: Israeli Civic Warring over the Second Lebanon War,” European  
             Journal of International Relations, 17, 3 (September 2011): 475-493.
– “Theoreticians' Obligation of Transparency: When Parsimony, Reflexivity, Transparency, 
             and Reciprocity Meet,” Review of International Studies, 37, 3 (July 2011): 973-996. 
– “Three Dialogic Imperatives in International Relations Scholarship: A Buberian Program,”    
             Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 39, 3 (May 2011): 825-844 
             (contribution to a special ‎issue on International Relations in Dialogue).
– “Theorizing Politics, Politicizing Theory, and the Responsibility that 
              Runs Between," Perspectives on Politics, 7, 2 (June 2009): 303-316. 
– “Theorization, Harm, and the Democratic Imperative: Lessons from the Politicization of  
             the Democratic-Peace Thesis," International Studies Review, 10, 4 (December 2008):  
             680-692 (contribution to a special issue on Responsible Scholarship in International 
– “The Rhetorical Capital of Theories: The Democratic Peace and the Road to the Roadmap,”  
             International Political Science Review, 29, 3 (June 2008): 281-301.
– “The Civilization of Clashes: Misapplying the Democratic Peace in the Middle East,” 
            Political Science Quarterly, 12, 4 (Winter 2007-08): 533-554.
–  “Theory as a Hermeneutical Mechanism: The Democratic Peace and the Politics of  
           Democratization,” European Journal of International Relations, 12, 4 (December 
            2006): 565-598.
–  “The Triptych of Realism, Elitism, and Conservatism,” International Studies  
           Review, 8, 3 (September 2006): 441-468.
– “Theory gets Real, and the Case for a Normative Ethic: Rostow, Modernization 
            Theory, and the Alliance for Progress,” International Studies Quarterly, 50, 2 
            (June 2006): 287-311.
Chapters in Books:
– “‎Democracy,”‎ in‎ Felix Berenskoetter, ed., Concepts of World Politics (London: Sage, 
           2016), pp. 217-232.
– “Zooming In Zooming Out: Reflexive Engagements‎,” in ‎Jack L. Amoureux and Brent J. 
           Steele, eds., Reflexivity and International Relations: Positionality, Critique, and 
           Practice ‎(New York: Routledge: 2015), pp. 83-101‎.‎
‎‎‎– “Away from the Heart of Darkness: Transparency and Regulating the Relationships  ‎
‎             Between Security Experts and Security Sectors,” in Trine Villumsen ‎Berling  ‎
‎             and Christian Büger, eds., Capturing Security Expertise ‎(New York: Routledge: 
             2015)‎, pp. 228-244.
– “Conceptualizing Democratization and Democratizing Conceptualization: A Virtuous  
             Circle,” in Christopher Hobson and Milja Kurki, eds., The Conceptual Politics of  
             Democracy Promotion (New York: Routledge: 2011), pp. 38-52.
– “Political Constructivism: The Political Construction of Social Knowledge,” in Corneliu  
             Bjola and Markus Kornprobst, eds., Arguing Global Governance: Agency, Lifeworld  
             and Shared Reasoning (New York: Routledge: 2010), pp. 231-246.
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Prof. Arie Kacowicz

Office: 5312

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Research Areas: International Relations Theory, The Normative Dimension in International Relations, Peace Research, International Relations of Latin America, Globalization

List of main publications:

Peaceful Territorial Change (University of South Carolina Press: Columbia, SC, 1994).

"Explaining Zones of Peace: Democracies as Satisfied Powers?", Journal of Peace Research 33: 265-276. 

Zones of Peace in the Third World: South America and West Africa in Comparative Perspective (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1998). 

"Regionalization, Globalization, and Nationalism: Convergent, Divergent, or Overlapping?", Alternatives 24: 527-556. 

"Rashomon in Jerusalem: Mapping the Israeli Negotiators' Psotion in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, 1993-2001," International Studies Perspectives 6: 252-273. 

Stable Peace among Nations  [co-edited with Yaacov Bar-Siman Tov, Ole Elgstrom, and Magnus Jerneck] (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).

The Impact of Norms in International Society: The Latin American Experience, 1881-2001 (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005).

"Global Governance, International Order, and World Order," in David Levi-Faur (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 686-698.

Globalization and the Distribution of Wealth: The Latin American Experience, 1982-2008  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security [co-edited with David Mares] (London: Routledge, 2016). 

"Regional Security Governance" [with Galia Press-Bar-Nathan], in Tanja Boerjel and Thomas Risse (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). 

"Why Don't We Have Coherent Theories of International Relations about Globalization?", Global Governance 22 (2) [with Mor Mitrani]

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Dr. Guy Laron

Office: 5310
Monday, 16:00-17:00
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Research Areas: Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Cold War, Military History, International Political Economy, Globalization, Third World 

A. Peer-reviewed Publications


The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017) 

Origins of the Suez Crisis: Postwar Development Diplomacy and the Struggle over Third World Industrialization, 1945-1956, (Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).


"'Logic dictates that they may attack when they feel they can win': the Egyptian Army, the 1955 Czech-Egyptian Arms Deal and the Israeli Intelligence, 1955-1956," Middle East Journal, (Winter, 2009).
"Playing with Fire: the Soviet-Israeli-Syrian Triangle, 1965-1967," Cold War History, (May 2010).
"Stepping Back from the Third World: Soviet Policy toward the United Arab Republic, 1965-1967," Journal of Cold War Studies, (Fall 2010).

“Surveying the Revolutionary Arc,” Roundtable Essay, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 43, No.2, (May 2011), pp. 323-325.

“Semi-Peripheral Countries and the Invention of the “Third World,” 1955-1965,” Third World Quarterly,(November 2014).

"The Domestic Sources of Israel's Decision to Launch the 1956 Sinai Campaign," British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, (2015).

"The Cold War in the Arab World, 1965-1969," in Lorenz Luthi, ed., Turning Points in the Cold War, (Washington, D.C. and Stanford CA: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2015).

B. Other Essays

“Cutting the Gordian knot: The Post WWII Egyptian Quest for Arms and the 1955 Czech Arms Deal”, Cold War International History Project, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, working paper #55,(Washington, DC, February 2007).


“Goldman Sachs Faces Test Years After Memos Touted Now Faltering Economies,” The Guardian, 13 September 2015.

“The Bubble of Emerging Markets Pops,” History News Network, 27 August 2015.


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דבורה מנקין

Dr. Devorah Manekin

PhD Programs Advisor
Head of The Davis Graduate School of International Relations (TELEM IR)
Room 5313, Reception hours: Tuesday, 14:30-15:30
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“The Political Legacies of Combat: Attitudes towards War and Peace among Israeli Ex-Combatants,”
2015. International Organization 69(4) 981-1009. With Guy Grossman and Dan Miodownik.
“Violence against Civilians in the Second Intifada: The Moderating Effect of Armed Group
Structure on Opportunistic Violence." 2013. Comparative Political Studies 46(10), 1273-1300.
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Dr. Deganit Paikowsky
Office: 5304
Reception hours: Wednesday 11:00-12:00

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Areas of research: Security Studies, Technology and Strategy 

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