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.
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Social-cultural anthropology, international migration, pluralism, European societies
International trade and finance, U.S and international economy
Economics of the family, economic demography, health economics
International relations, international security, political theory and international relations, and American foreign and defense policies.
Death penalty, free speech, school choice, Catholic social thought, church/state relations, religion in the public square, free exercise of religion, federalism and criminal law, Supreme Court, criminal defense, religious liberty, education reform
International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime
Management psychology, leadership personality, moods, emotions, and career and life success
New Testament Interpretation, Early Christian Martyrdom, Resurrection and Afterlife, Constructions of Disease and Disability in the Bible, Early Christian Origins.
Warfare, anthropology of war and peace, epicenters of conflict and peacebuilding, transnational crime, globalization, gender, culture theory
International law, international legal regulation of the use of force, conflict and dispute resolution