Announcement poster for new director

The Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity (CSDD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Oded Haklai as the new Director, effective April 1, 2023. We appreciate the dedication of the Centre’s previous director, Margaret Moore, and thank her for her leadership over the past three years.

Oded Haklai is a Professor in the Department of Political Studies. He has been at Queen’s since 2004, after completing his PhD at the University of Toronto. His research interests are broadly situated in the fields of comparative and international politics with a focus on inter-group relations in deeply divided societies. He has published a number of books and articles on issues of state-minority relations, democracy and ethnic conflict, and settlers and ethnoterritorial disputes. Most notable are: Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), which won the Shapiro Award, Settlers in Contested Lands: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflict (co-edited with Neophytos Loizides) (Stanford University Press, 2015), and Democratization and Ethnic Minorities: Conflict or Compromise? (co-edited with Jacques Bertrand) (Routledge, 2014). His articles have been published in diverse journals, such as Comparative Political StudiesInternational Studies ReviewCanadian Journal of Political Science, Ethnic and Racial StudiesNations and Nationalism, and Ethnopolitics. Since 2021, Haklai is also editor of the journal Israel Studies Review.  He is currently working on issues connected to population resettlements in disputed territories. The project is supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant.



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