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Ian S. Lustick, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science, Bess W. Heyman Chair, University of Pennsylvania


  • Middle East Politics
  • Agent-Based Modeling of Political Dynamics and Violence
  • Religious Fundamentalism
  • US Foreign and Intelligence Policies


  • PhD, 1976, UC Berkeley
  • MA, 1973, UC Berkeley
  • BA, 1971, Brandeis

Positions Held

  • Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor of Political Science, Dartmouth College

Professional Service/Activities

  • Founder and Past President, current Board member, Association for Israel Studies
  • Past President, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations

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Ian Lustick's CV

Popular Science article featuring Dr. Lustick's work "Terror Games"

Ian Lustick's book, Trapped in the War on Terror

"Fractured Fairy Tale: The War on Terror and the Emperor's New Clothes"

"Defining Violence: A Plausibility Probe Using Agent-Based Modeling"

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