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Dr Carly Beckerman, PhD

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Assistant Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East in the School of Government and International Affairs
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45666
Room number: IM215, Al-Qasimi Building

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Dr Beckerman joined Durham University in 2014 to focus on the political psychology of British and American foreign policy in the Middle East.

She received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Birmingham in 2013 and spent one year as a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science while lecturing in Foreign Policy Analysis at City University, London.

Dr Beckerman’s research is situated between the fields of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) and Conflict Resolution, with a particular focus on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA)
  • Conflict Resolution/Third Party Mediation
  • Political Psychology and IR
  • Israel-Palestine
  • British Empire in the Middle East
  • American foreign policy in the Middle East


Authored book

  • Beckerman, Carly (2019). Unexpected State: British Politics and the Creation of Israel. Indiana University Press.

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