David Kellen

davidkellen@gmail.com

+972.52.539.3825

 

EDUCATION

 

2003-2008

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, MA in Conflict Analysis, Management and Resolution (3.66, Magna Cum Laude)

Thesis: Together We Succeed, United We Fail: A Discursive Analysis of Israeli and Palestinian Interaction in a Track Two Diplomacy Workshop

 

 

2000-2002

Claremont McKenna College, BA in Peace and Conflict Studies

(3.77, Magna Cum Laude)

 

 

1998-2000

Haverford College, BA work (3.54)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles

 

1.      Kellen, D. (2007). All the Kings Horses: the Failure of International Intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Palestine-Israel Journal. 13(4), 20-30.

2.      Michael, K., & Kellen, D. (2007) The Israeli-Palestinian Bi-Level Conflict Zone and its Implications for International Intervention: What Went Wrong and What Can be Done? Pearson Papers. 10(1), 60-90.

 

Edited Books

 

  1. Michael, K., Kellen, D., & Ben-Ari, E. (2009). The Transformation of the World of War and Peace Support Operations. Westport, Conn: Praeger Security International.
  2. Michael, K., & Kellen, D. (2007). Stabilizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Considerations for a Multinational Peace Support Operation. Jerusalem: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Book Chapters

 

  1. Michael, K., & Kellen, D. (2009). Cultural Intelligence in Peace Support Operations. In K. Michael, D. Kellen, & E. Ben-Ari (Eds). The Transformation of the World of War and Peace Support Operations (pp. 157-172). Westport, Conn: Praeger Security International.
  2. Michael, K., & Kellen, D. (2007). International Intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian Bi-Level Conflict Zone: What Went Wrong and What Can be Done? In K. Michael & D. Kellen (Eds.) Stabilizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Considerations for a Multinational Peace Support Operation (pp. 18-39). Jerusalem: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

2007-present

Director, Strategic Affairs Unit, Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information

Worked directly with official Israeli and Palestinian negotiators (Annapolis Process), facilitating groups of Israeli and Palestinian experts who provided research and bridging proposals on issues of incitement, education, and Jerusalem

Initiated, managed, and raised $302,000 for the Madrid Coalition, a group of 153 Israeli and Palestinian civil society organizations supporting the Arab Peace Initiative

Organized and facilitated over 20 track two diplomatic workshops, resulting in a variety of concrete positive impacts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Initiated, fundraised for, and carried out research on topics including the link between violence and negotiations, the needs of Israeli settlers and Palestinian refugees, and the movement of goods through Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank

 

 

2005-2007

Researcher, Peacekeeping Unit, Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Co-published two academic articles and a book chapter on the failure of diplomatic intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict post-9/11

Coordinated two international conferences on peacekeeping in Israel and Palestine

Co-edited an academic book on peacekeeping in Israel and Palestine

Co-edited an academic book on peacekeeping and the Revolution in Military Affairs

 

 

2004-2007

Program Evaluator, Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information

Utilized participatory evaluation techniques to drastically improve the effectiveness of unofficial meetings between Israeli and Palestinian former officials and academics

Organized over 15 track two diplomatic workshops between Israelis and Palestinians


 

 

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

 

2007

Schein Center Support for MA Thesis Research (Hebrew University) ($2,300)

2005

Jewish Agency Scholarship for Academic Excellence ($1,600)

2005

Bank Discount Scholarship for Social Involvement ($2,300)

2001

Whitehead Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Haverford College) ($10,000)

 

SKILLS