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Karen Abi-Ezzi returned to Peace Studies to work full-time in the summer of 2013 after an extended period of absence (maternity leave 2011-2013). She resumed her role as Director of the MA programme which she has held since 2009 and continues to lecture on theories of mediation and conflict resolution - and particularly on new areas for research uncovered by the application of social constructionism and discourse analysis to the study of processes of mediation; Middle East politics including the Arab Spring, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanese politics and the role NGOs have played in processes of national reconciliation, democracy and processes of democratisation, multiculturalism, political theories and ideologies and on research methods.


Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lebanon, social constructionism and discourse analysis, theories of conflict resolution