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Alexander Bligh

Prof. Alexander Bligh – As of September 2009, Schusterman Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US, Professor of Political Science at Ariel University Center, Israel, the Director of the Israel National Strategic Assessment Center while also teaching at Bar Ilan University’s Department of Political Science. AB is an expert on counter-terrorism and in the framework of NATO sponsored Advanced Research Workshop: Security through Science, developed a non-technological model of combating terrorism through intelligence gathering, sharing and comparing with national human rights laws. Formerly Deputy Advisor (1987-1990) and Advisor (1990-1992) to the Prime Minister of Israel on Arab Affairs; specializing in the impact of political radicalism among Israeli Arabs; author of From Prince to King: Succession to the Throne in Modern Saudi Arabia (1984); The Political Legacy of King Hussein (2002); The Israeli Palestinians (ed., 2003), and Democracy and Democratization in the Arab World (Hebrew, 2004), The Israeli Palestinians revisited (ed. – scheduled for 2011) as well as many articles covering a variety of Middle Eastern politics topics.