UH Professor Finds That Removing Checkpoints in West Bank Could Actually Make Israelis More Secure

University of Haifa professor, Dr. Daphna Canetti

University of Haifa professor, Dr. Daphna Canetti

University of Haifa Professor Daphna Canetti explained to a nationwide radio audience on February 12th why removing Israeli checkpoints between Arab villages in the West Bank could actually lessen tension and reduce violence.

Speaking on a segment of “Morning Edition”, the popular National Public Radio (NPR) news and information program, Dr. Canetti reported on her studies based on a pilot program the IDF conducted.

A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Haifa, she has been a Fulbright scholar at Notre Dame University and a Visiting Professor at the Council on Middle East Studies, the Macmillan Center and the Department of Political Science, Yale University.

Click on the play button below for the full radio broadcast.

Dr. Canetti is an associate professor, and director of the graduate program in Democracy Studies, at the School of Political Science, University of Haifa, and is an adjunct faculty at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

Her research focuses on the micro-foundations of political conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. Particularly, her research interest regards the impact of individual-level exposure to terrorism and political violence on war/peace attitudes.

Her awards include the International Society of Political Psychology’s Erik Erikson Early Career Award and Roberta Sigel Award, and the American Political Science Association’s award for Best Paper.  She has written about psychological reactions to war, and her articles have been published widely.

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