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Stuart Cohen

Chair (Retired) Political Studies Department, Ashkelon Academic College
Professor of Political Science, Bar Ilan University, Emeritus
Born in London, England, Stuart Cohen was educated at Oxford University, England, where he earned his Ph.D. in diplomatic history in 1972. He thereafter emigrated to Israel where for the next four decades he taught political studies at Bar-Ilan University, before retiring at the rank of Full Professor in 2013. He accepted an invitation to establish and chair the politics department at Ashkelon Academic College, Israel, from which he retired in 2015. Cohen’s areas of academic specialization include the history of the modern Middle East, the interface between the military and society in Israel, and Jewish political theory and practice. He has published widely in each of these fields, on which he has also frequently been invited to lecture at universities in the UK, the USA, South Africa and Canada.