Ian Lustick

Professor of Political Science.
School of Arts & Sciences.
University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lustick is the author of Trapped in the War on Terror and has served as a consultant on Middle East affairs and national security to the White House under a number of administrations since Jimmy Carter.

His present research focuses analysis of the fate of the “two state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, developing agent-based models for solving complex theoretical and forecasting problems, and understanding the dynamics and vulnerabilities of anti-authoritarian political cascades.

He is interested in comparative politics, international politics, Middle Eastern politics, and agent-based, computer assisted modeling for the social sciences. He teaches courses on Middle Eastern politics, political identities and institutions, techniques of hegemonic analysis, the expansion and contraction of states, and on relationships among complexity, evolution, and politics. 

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