Asher Kaufman

Asher Kaufman

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Associate Professor of History and Peace Studies

Office: 403 Decio Hall
Phone: 574-631-8213

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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.


Democratic Revolution in the Middle East – a panel discussion.


End to Gaza violence calls for international help

Leaked Palestinian Papers mark negotiators’ first official willingness to leave communities under Israeli rule

New Mideast peace talks could lead to conflict within Israeli, Palestinian governments

Netanyahu “closed door” to negotiations

Israeli party election


Asher Kaufman uses archival maps to offer fresh look at Middle Eastern conflict

Kroc Institute panel to address crisis in Syria

Notre Dame’s peace institute responds to tumult in the Middle East

Three Kroc Institute scholars earn prestigious fellowships

Kroc Institute to host discussion of Hamas victory

IN THE NEWS—Can U.N. monitors help forge peace in Syria? (op-ed)— Only Russia, China can stop carnage in Syria

Bloomberg—Western Powers Doubt Syria Will Meet Cease-Fire Deadline (op-ed)— Stop beating the drums of war against Iran