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Marsha B. Cohen <email@example.com>
Middle East Studies Center, FIU
Israeli-Iranian relations; Iranian and Israeli contemporary politics; U.S. foreign policy re: Iran; U.S. foreign policy re: Israel; Jews in Iran; Iranian Jewish communities in Israel and the U.S.
|Address:||Dept. of International Relations
Florida International University
University Park Campus
Miami, Florida 33199
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Judaic
|Reviews:||Peace of the Rock?
Diplomacy and International Relations
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
PhD, International Relations, Florida International University
BA, Ancient, Medieval and Political Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Course topics include "International Relations of the Middle East"; "International Relations of North Africa."
Selected Conference Papers:
Middle East and Central Asia Conference, Univ. of Utah
Sept. 9, 2006. Paper: “The U.S. ‘War on Terror’ and Iranian Foreign Policy Goals.”
International Studies Association South, Conference. Miami, FL., Nov. 4, 2005. Paper: “Mutually Assured Distraction: A Constructivist Analysis of the NPT.”
International Studies Association South, Conference, Columbia, SC, Oct. 23, 2003. Paper: “God, Grievance and the Bomb: Israeli and Iranian Challenges to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Norms.”
Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, Orlando, FL, April 8-10, 2004. Paper: “Israel and Iran: A Comparative Study of the Rhetorical Use of the “War on Terror” to Articulate and Achieve Foreign Policy Goals”
Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Toronto. ON, March 13-16, 2002. Paper: "The Colorful Career of Daniel Cohn-Bendit."
Culture and Space in the Transnational Polity Conference, Florida International University, February 17, 2001. Paper: "Tangled Webs: Mapping the Israeli-Arab Conflict on the Internet."
Society for Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 22-25, 1997. Paper: "Beliya'al/Belial in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls."
Center for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Conference on "Images of the Holy Land in the Middle Ages," Oct. 25, 1997. Paper: "The Rivalry between Jerusalem and Mecca during the Umayyad Caliphate."
"Peace of the Rock?", my review of Meron Benvenisti's *City of Stone: the Hidden History of Jerusalem,* written for H-Judaic, can be accessed at