Dr. Ziva Flamhaft earned her Ph.D. degree in Political
Science in 1992 from the Graduate Center of the City of New York
(CUNY). She have taught a variety of courses in Political Science
at Queens College, including International Relation; Israel in
the Middle East; The Arab-Israeli Conflict; The Middle East in
Global Affairs; Arab, Israelis and Peace; Women and War; The
Politics of Ethnic Groups; Global Ethnic Conflict; Pressing Global
Issues; Contemporary Problem in World Politics and American Government.
Throughout her academic career she actively participated in dozens
of conferences and a number of workshops, and was nominated to
numerous prestigious awards, including the Queens College Presidential
Excellence in Teaching Award.
Her book Israel on the Road to Peace: Accepting the unacceptable
was published by Westview Press in 1996. Also in 1996, her chapter
on 1993 Oslo agreement was published in F. A. Lazin and G. S.
Mahler (eds.) Israel in the Nineties (University of Florida
Press). With a Fulbright-Hays scholarship she spent part of 1995-96
in Israel, interviewing women bereaved and aggrieved by war an
d terrorism. She is currently compiling these interviews in a
In 1969 Dr. Flamhaft arrived to the US as staff of Israeli government
offices in New York. in 1968 she was the first to mobilize public
opinion in Israel against government discrimination of childless
war widows, lobbying for a change in a law that discriminated
against small segment of the female population in Israel. Prior
to her arrival to the US, Dr Flamhaft was staff member of the
Department of Special Affairs, Office of Information at the Prime
Minister Office. Earlier in her life, during her mandatory military
service she was a Paymaster and welfare and cultural director
of her base.