Maia Carter Hallward

Maia Hallward

 Maia Carter Hallward is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and…

Georgia (Jul 12, 2011) Maia Carter Hallward is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs and is jointly appointed to the faculty of the Ph.D. program in International Conflict Management.

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Hallward’s research and teaching draw on her vast experience and knowledge of the Middle East, with a particular emphasis on Israeli and Palestinian peace and justice movements, the role of identity in conflict, and the intersection between religion and politics. She lived and worked in Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan for four years, including teaching and research positions in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Amman.

An engaged scholar, Hallward received her Ph.D. in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service, with concentrations in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Critical Geopolitics.  She has drawn on her expertise to moderate seperate panels with Syrian and Israeli officials on the prospect of negotiations between the two nations, to serve on the board of the Middle East Peace Education Program and to speak at the Atlanta Council for International Relations. In 2006, she co-led an interfaith delegation of 17 peace builders to Jerusalem to hold talks with Israelis and Palestinians and led student groups there in 2006 and 2011 to learn about the conflict .  

 In addition to teaching classes in international affairs and Middle East politics, Hallward is co- program chair for the 2012 Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association. She also serves as associate editor for the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.  In June 2011, she began a three-year term on the executive committee of Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE).

Hallward is the author of Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada” due out in August 2011 from University Press of Florida.  She also is co-editor of “Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada: Activism and Advocacy,” to be released in fall 2011 by Palgrave Macmillian. Her articles have appeared in Journal of Peace Research,International Political Sociology and Critical Middle Eastern Politics


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