Asher Kaufman

John M. Regan, Jr. Director; Professor of History and Peace Studies

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Office
1110F Jenkins And Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email
akaufma2@nd.edu

John M. Regan, Jr. Director; Professor of History and Peace Studies

  • Middle East history and politics (Lebanon, Israel and Syria)
  • Nationalism
  • Colonialism
  • Border conflicts and dynamics 
  • Memory, history and violence

Kaufman in the News

Mekomit | Hebrew

The Settlers Wanted to Settle in Lebanon and Failed, in Gaza they May Succeed

By Asher Kaufman, director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, at the University of Notre Dame. 

Arirang Radio | South Korea

Good Morning Seoul: Israeli-Palestinian conflict in light of the current war in Gaza

Audio

The Israel-Hamas war, which has led to two million displacements and almost 24,000 deaths, including 10,000 children, in Gaza. The conflict is set to continue for months, with Netanyahu vowing to fight until Hamas is completely destroyed, and its regional impact is expanding into other parts of the Middle East. Professor of History and Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame, Asher Kaufman, will help us understand where the raging conflict stands and where it will be headed.

Background Briefing with Ian Masters | Radio & Podcast

US Sanctions Four Israeli Settlers, But Not the Ministers Who Support Them

Audio

Then we look into the Biden administration’s sanctioning of 4 members of Israel’s settler movement, a move well-short of sanctioning the two rabid right wing members of Netanyahu’s government Smotrich and Ben Gvir. Joining us is Asher Kaufman, Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a professor of History and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

The Conversation, Yahoo! News

Why both Israel and Hezbollah are eager to avoid tit-for-tat attacks escalating into full-blown war

But how likely is a full-scale conflict between Israel and Hezbollah? The Conversation turned to Asher Kaufman, an expert on Lebanon-Israel relations at the University of Notre Dame, to assess what could happen next.

The Worker | Spanish

Opinion | How will Hezbollah influence the war between Israel and Hamas?

By Asher Kaufman, Professor of History and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

KCBS Radio

As Israel-Hamas war rages, will Hezbollah join the fray?

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Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah has escalated attacks along the northern border of Israel with Lebanon, raising fears of an expanded conflict across the region. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated Hezbollah would be making the "mistake of its life" by choosing to fully enter the war. For more on this, KCBS Radio news anchor Eric Thomas spoke with Asher Kaufman, director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Hezbollah’s reaction to the Israel-Hamas war could finally answer whether the group cares more about Lebanon or being a proxy for Iran

Asher Kaufman is Professor of History and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Background Briefing with Ian Masters | Radio & Podcast

The Intensifying War Between Israel and Hamas

Audio

We begin with the intensifying war between Israel and Hamas as Israel cuts off fuel, water and food supplies to the Gaza Strip and assess the possibility of another front opening in the north as clashes with Hezbollah escalate. Joining us is Asher Kaufman, Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a professor of History and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. 

Iran sends deadly message to Biden with Hamas attack on Israel

Efforts to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, which had already been difficult, will likely face a major setback after the violence, said Asher Kaufman, professor of history and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Haaretz

Forty Years of the Israel-Lebanon Agreement and the Fantasy of Renewing the Hiram-Solomon Alliance

Asher Kaufman is a professor of history and peace studies, head of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA.