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Expert on ethnic conflict Sammy Smooha to give lecture

Professor Sammy Smooha of the University of Haifa will give a series of three lectures on “Moving Toward International Peace in the 21st Century” this fall at UMass Lowell.

Next Lecture:
"How Different Types of Democracies Deal with Ethnic Conflict"
October 21
11:00 a.m.
Alumni Hall
One University Ave, Lowell, MA

Professor Smooha is the second professor from the University of Haifa to come to UMass Lowell since Chancellor Meehan signed the Institutional Collaboration Agreement in fall 2009. Professor Gavriel Salomon of University of Haifa was the 2010 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies.

Professor Smooha is professor of sociology at the University of Haifa (since 1974) and a Visiting Professor in the Sociology Department and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University (2010-11). He was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC (2009-10), Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences (2006-09), President of Israeli Sociological Society (2008-10), and a laureate of Israel Prize for Sociology (2008). He organized the University of Haifa’s new Masters Program in Peace and Conflict Management Studies, which will be launched in fall 2011. He is an expert in comparative ethnic relations, management of ethnic conflicts, Israeli society and Arab-Jewish relations in Israel. His books include "Israel: Pluralism and Conflict" and "Arabs and Jews in Israel."