Dr. Doron Pely, an expert on Muslim/Arab conflict management, is the Executive Director of the Sulha Research Center (www.sulha.org). He is also an Associate with the Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) Studies Program at the University of Southern California (USC) and a Director of Special Projects at TAL Global Inc., in San Jose, CA. Dr. Pely is the author of Muslim/Arab Mediation and Conflict Resolution: Understanding Sulha (Routledge: London, 2016).
Dr. Pely’s background includes military service as an officer, field police intelligence, international business intelligence management, corporate executive positions, geopolitical consulting, teaching negotiations, de-escalation, cross-cultural conflict resolution, and the authorship of fiction and non-fiction works. Dr. Pely holds a PhD in Middle East Studies from King’s College, London, and an MA in Dispute Resolution, with exceptional excellence, from UMASS Boston.
He lectures (USC, Tufts University, US Military Academy West Point, Hampshire College, UMASS Boston, Kennesaw State University, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University) and teaches at community mediation groups and mixed-community municipalities in Israel.