The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Dr. Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and Belfer Center Board Member.

Prof. Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.  He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. Prof. Feldman is also a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.  In 2001-2003 he served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.

In 1997-2005 Prof. Feldman served as Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He was a Senior Research Associate at the Jaffee Center since its establishment in late 1977.  In 1984-87 he was director of the Jaffee Center’s Project on U.S. Foreign and Defense Policies in the Middle East and, in 1989-94, he directed the Center’s Project on Regional Security and Arms Control in the Middle East.

In 1994, Feldman was a Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and in 1995-1997 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (1995-97).

Educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Prof. Feldman was awarded the Ph.D. by the University of California at Berkeley in 1980.

Prof. Feldman is the author of numerous publications.  These include five books: Israeli Nuclear Deterrence: A Strategy for the 1980s (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982); The Future of U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation (Washington D.C.: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1996); Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in the Middle East (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997); Bridging the Gap:  A Future Security Architecture for the Middle East (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 – with Abdullah Toukan (Jordan);  and, Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons from the Middle East (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003 – with Hussein Agha, Ahmad Khalidi, and Zeev Schiff).

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