Mira Sucharov



Dr. Sucharov is Associate Professor of Political Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University (2001), an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto (1996), and a B.A. in Middle East Studies (Honours) from McGill University (1994). Her specialties are International Relations theory, international security, conflict resolution, psychological & constructivist approaches to IR, Israeli foreign policy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process. Her book, The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005), employs a socio-psychoanalytic model to examine the conditions under which a state will shift its policy stance from conflict to compromise with a significant adversary — in this case, Israel’s decision to seek peace with the PLO leading to the Oslo agreement of 1993. She has taught at Georgetown University and for the University of South Carolina’s Washington Semester Program, and in 1999-2000 was a visiting fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Truman Institute. She has published numerous articles on IR theory, international security, Canadian foreign policy, and Israeli-Palestinian relations. At Carleton, Professor Sucharov teaches courses on International Relations and IR theory, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and foreign policy analysis, and is a 2004 recipient of the University Teaching Achievement Award. She is a frequent media commentator on Middle East Affairs, and is currently working on a project about loyalty in international relations.

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