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By Neil Caplan
Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science
An internationally respected researcher and writer, Neil Caplan currently holds an adjunct position in the History Department of Concordia University, and is Scholar-in-Residence at Vanier College, both in Montreal. His degrees include an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa, and a PhD in Politics from London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London). Prior to his retirement he taught for 35 years in the Humanities Department of Vanier College, Montréal, Canada, for many years serving also as coordinator of that Department and of the Jewish Studies Programme. An historian of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Dr Caplan has published numerous articles and seven books, including Futile Diplomacy, a 4-volume documentary history of negotiations, 1913-1956 (re-issued 2015, Routledge Library Editions), and, with Laurie Z. Eisenberg, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities (Indiana, revised edition 2010). His latest work is The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories (Wiley-Blackwells) -- a book-length expansion of ideas first outlined in his essay, ''Israelis and Palestinians: Victims versus Victims''. As a member of, Dr. Caplan is responsible for partnerships in the sector of intercultural relations.


Articles in this column
By Neil Caplan, Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science, Member of®
On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Gelber Centre, veteran British journalist Ian Black will be speaking on “Israelis and Palestinians: Contested Past, Uncertain Future.” (Full Story)
By Neil Caplan, Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science, Member of®
In his recent book, No End of Conflict, independent security expert and peace process researcher Yossi Alpher sees no imminent solution to a dangerous, deteriorating conflict. (Full Story)
By Neil Caplan, Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science, Member of®
Making skillful use of hundreds of hours of videotaped interviews and his privileged access to all of the major players, Enderlin recently published Le Rêve brisé, which became an immediate bestseller in France (Paris: Fayard, 2002). During the summer of 2002, PBS/Frontline aired a 2-hour television documentary, based exclusively on Enderlin's research and interviews. Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace process in the Middle East, 1995-2002, is the English version of the French bestseller. (Full Story)

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