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Benny Morris, PhD

Benny Morris, PhD

Professor of History in the Middle East, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Benny Morris received his PhD in Modern European History in 1977 from Cambridge University.  According to Walter Laqueur, “Morris is one of the most authoritative historians of the Israeli-Arab conflict.”

Morris has been recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in Peace Studies (1994), as well as fellowships at the Bellagio Academic Center in Italy (summer 1998), Bogliasco-Liguria Study Center in Italy (summer 2003 and summer 2007); and the Leigh Fellowship at Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Judaic Studies in Yarnton (Spring 2011).

He has also been visiting professor at several universities around the world, including Dartmouth College, Skidmore, Lugwig-Maximilians University (Munich), and Harvard University.

A prolific writer, he is the author of ten books; the latest is One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict (Yale University Press, 2009). 

His articles and book reviews have been published in scholarly journals, including Middle Eastern Studies, The Middle East Journal, The English Historical Review, Studies in Zionism/Journal of Israeli History, Journal of Palestine Studies, International Historical Review, Diplomatic History Radical History Review, Alpayim, Hatziyonut/Yisrael, Israel Studies, Bustan and Cites.

His articles and book reviews have also been published in American press: The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The LA Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Newsweek, Time, the Tablet, The National Interest, The Daily Beast, and The Jewish Review of Books; British press: The Observer, The Guardian, and The Sunday Telegraph; Italian press: Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, and Il Sole 24; Israeli press: Haaretz, Yediot Aharonot, and Eretz Aheret; German press: Die Welt, Die Welt am Sonntag, and Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung; and French press: Liberation.

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