Benjamin Miller is a Full Professor of International Relations at the University of Haifa. In the years 2000-2002 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science at Duke University. Before that he was a tenured member of the department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley and he was a Research Fellow at Harvard, MIT and Princeton University.
A second and expanded edition of Miller’s book, When Opponents Cooperate: Great Power Conflict and Collaboration in World Politics (Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press) was published in 2002. He also published numerous articles on international relations theory and international and regional security. His current work focuses on constructing a theory of regional war and peace and applying it to the Balkans, South America, Western Europe and the Middle East in the 19th and 20th centuries. The title of his forthcoming book is States, Nations, and the Great Powers: The Sources of Regional War and Peace (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2007). The book focuses on the effects of nationalism and the great powers on regional variations in war and peace both among different regions and also over time—from the l9th century to the 21 century.
Yisrael has a B.A. in Mideast Studies from Rutgers University and an MA in Jewish History from the University of Haifa. He has been a professional tour guide for the past 12 years, writes educational touring programs, and lectures both in Israel and abroad. Yisrael is local council chairman of the Eshchar Community Village where he lives with his wife and four children. Yisrael's recent book,Hamas Jihad: Antisemitism, Islamic World Conquest and the Manipulation of Palestinian NationalismHamas Jihad: Antisemitism, Islamic World Conquest and the Manipulation of Palestinian Nationalism, was published by White Hart Publications and is now available on Amazon.
Ms. Anna Reebs completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology and Political Science at the University of Munich, Germany, and came to Israel to conduct her doctoral research in clinical psychology at the Observing Minds Lab at the University of Haifa.
In her dissertation research, Reebs focuses on the effects and underlying mechanisms of a Mindfulness-Based-Trauma-Recovery (MBTR) Intervention on mental health and wellbeing of traumatized Eritrean refugees residing in Israel. Reeb’s main research interests involve the cross-cultural application of clinical psychological science, the potential of mindfulness in trauma therapy, and the underlying mechanisms of action in mindfulness practice.
Reeb is also involved in work at a refugee aid-organization providing psycho-social services to refugees residing in Israel.
Dr. Ilan Tabak Aviram is a clinical psychologist, who practices psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adults in a community mental health centre in Tel Aviv and in a private practice in Ramat HaSharon. Ilan graduated his PhD degree at Bar Ilan University and focuses on gender, LGBT issues and new family structures.
Dr. Kim Yuval is a clinical psychologist who received his |PhD from the University of Haifa. Dr. Yuval is a project manager in the International Research Collaborative on Anxiety, and his research is focused on Developing Mental Health Intervention Science for Refugees and Transdiagnostic Investigation of Emotion Regulation. Clinically, Dr. Yuval is involved in various projects that aim to increase the accessibility to mental health services for underprivileged communities and is currently serving as the psychotherapy coordinator in the open clinic for refugees and migrant workers of Physicians for Human Rights.