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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Ami Pedahzur

Professor Ph.D., University of Haifa, Israel

Professor, Arnold S. Chaplik Professor in Israel and Diaspora Studies
Ami Pedahzur



Ami Pedahzur is a Professor of Government and the Arnold S. Chaplik Professor in Israel and Diaspora Studies.

He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for Israel Studies at UT Austin.

His recent books include:

'The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right' (Oxford University Press, 2012)

'The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle against Terrorism' (Columbia University Press, 2009)

'Jewish Terrorism in Israel' (Columbia University Press, 2009, with Arie Perliger)

‘Suicide Terrorism’ (Polity Press, 2005).

He is currently working on a new book manuscript entitled:

Military Entrepreneurs and the Evolution of Israel’s Special Operations Forces.

For more information, please visit:


Terrorism, counterterrorism, political radicalism, special operations forces.
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