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Edward (Edy) Kaufman (2)
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Edward (Edy) Kaufman formerly directed the Truman Peace Research Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Kaufman completed his B.A. in Sociology and Political Science and M.A. in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, his doctoral dissertation at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and conducted post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). He is a Senior Researcher at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management and its former Director and held earlier similar positions in the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University. Previously, he has been teaching at the Department of Government and Politics of the University of Maryland and in the Government and Diplomacy Program of the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlyiah. At University of Haifa's International School, he will be the Resident Director of the new "Maryland-in-Haifa" program starting Spring 2010 and teach the core course "Cleavages in Israel - and the Search of Solutions". He has authored and co-authored 14 books and more than sixty articles in the general area of international relations, with an emphasis on human rights and conflict resolution topics, and a regional specialization on Latin America and the Middle East. Dr. Kaufman, has taught in leading institutions of higher learning in Israel and worldwide, as well as conducted workshops and lectured in over 40 countries and 50 North American universities.
Israel embassy in the US profile (accessed 22 March 2017):
Section: Through his involvement in human rights and peace organizations, Edy has contributed to the ‘international citizens lobby’ on both issues. He has committed himself to the protection of human rights within Israel he has been Honorary Secretary of the Public Council for Jews in the Arab Countries. At the global level Edy was the founder of Amnesty International in Jerusalem and spent a sabbatical working at the International Secretariat, later to become one of the longest serving members of Nobel Peace laureate organization’s International Executive Committee.
Uri Blau reports (18 March 2017): 
During that period, Dr. Edward Kaufman, who later became the chairman of the board of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, worked alongside Yoram Dinstein at Amnesty. “It was a club of jurists and lawyers,” he told Haaretz this week. Kaufman relates that he had a conflict with Dinstein over the latter’s activity to benefit the state of Israel.” He saw himself as the State of Israel’s watchdog,” he recalls.