Information about the Authors 

Abraham Mehrez is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His present research interests include interdisciplinary management research and applications on the analysis of public and private sectors systems. 

Shlomo Mizrahi is a lecturer in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, School of Management, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His research interests are public policy, collective action, game theory, public choice theory, and bargaining and conflict resolution. 

Arye Naor is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the School of Management at Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His research interests are ideological beliefs and policy considerations, governability, Israeli government, Israel-Arab wars and peace process, and democracy in Judaism. 

Marc Howard Ross is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College and Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. He is the author of numerous books and articles on culture and conflict and is especially interested in the relationship between theories of conflict and the practice of conflict resolution in the area of ethnic conflict.

Jay Rothman is Scholar-in-Residence at the McGregor School of Antioch University, teaches in its Management and Conflict Resolution Programs. He is also Research Director of the Action Evaluation Research Institute. Dr. Rothman is the author of several books.  

Randi Land Rothman is a clinical social worker and has worked with individuals, families and groups, particularly around issues of loss and change. She has led workshops and trainings in both social work and conflict resolution settings and as a journalist has published a variety of articles in newspapers, magazines and journals. 

Mary Hope Schwoebel has twenty years of experience in the fields of humanitarian assistance, international development, and conflict resolution. Her research interests include, peacebuilding and development, gender and conflict, culture and conflict, and peacekeeping operations. 

Janice Gross Stein is the Harrowston Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She currently serves as the Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies. Dr. Stein has co-authored and co-edited several books.