Professor, Political Science
and Director, Center for Middle
East Development, UCLA
“Change in the U.S. - Israeli Relationship: It Ain’t Paradigmatic
and It Ain’t What You Think Either”
Steven L. Spiegel, Professor of Political Science at UCLA, studies American foreign policy in the Middle East. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1967, having joined the UCLA faculty the previous year. During this time he has written over 100 books, articles and papers. Professor Spiegel is also the author of a major international relations textbook, World Politics in a New Era, and he is currently part of the team preparing the sixth edition for Oxford University Press. He is presently completing a book with four others on US moves in the Mideast peace process for the United States Institute of Peace to be published by Cornell University Press. He is also at work on a book on American-Israeli relations, is the editor-in-chief of the Routledge Series on the Middle East, and authored The Other Arab-Israeli Conflict: Making America's Middle East Policy, from Truman to Reagan, published by the University of Chicago press.
Professor Spiegel serves as Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, and also provides assistance to Middle East programs at the statewide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation of the University of California, San Diego. Through the innovative and informal negotiation techniques he has developed in these capacities, Dr. Spiegel helps produce cutting edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security and cooperation. For this work, he received the Karpf Peace Prize in 1995, awarded to the UCLA professor considered to have done the most of any faculty member for the cause of world peace in the previous two years.