Associate Professor of History and Peace Studies
Areas of Expertise
Arab-Israeli conflict and modern history of Lebanon and Syria
A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2005, Kaufman previously taught at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and served as a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, leading its Middle East Unit. He is the author of “Reviving Phoenicia: The Search for Identity in Lebanon,” a history of modern Lebanese national identity. He also has written articles on topics such as the evolution of Hizbullah (the Shi‘ite radical movement in Lebanon), Israeli policy in the Middle East, and various boundary disputes in the region.