Dr. Elie Rekhess

Crown Visiting Professor in Israel Studies, Associate Director for Israel Studies, Professor of History, Northwestern University

Elie Rekhess is the Crown Visiting Professor in Israel Studies at Northwestern University and Associate Director for Israel Studies within the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies. Concurrently, Professor Rekhess is a Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University. From 1995 to 2010, he founded and directed the Program on Jewish-Arab Cooperation in Israel sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. A historian of the contemporary Middle East, his fields of expertise include the Arab Minority and Jewish-Arab relations; in Israel, Islamic resurgence in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, the Israeli-Arab conflict, and Palestinian politicsHe has authored and edited more than 13 books, the most recent of which is entitled Muslim Minorities in Non-Muslim Majority States (2011). Professor Rekhess served as a Strategic Advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak and as an Advisor to the Ministerial Committee on the Arabs in Israel. He earned a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University.