Guests: Michael Shkolnik, PhD candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Dr. Mira Sucharov, Department of Political Science at Carleton Univeristy.
About: In this episode our hosts Matt and Bridge unpack the counterinsurgency tactic called “Mowing the Grass” with PhD student Michael Shkolnik and discuss the broader political dynamics of Israel-Palestine relations with Dr. Mira Sucharov from the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
Michael Shkolnik is a Ph.D. Candidate at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, focusing on the evolution of terrorist and insurgent organizations. Michael served as a scholar-in-residence and senior policy advisor with the Strategic Foresight unit at the Department of Global Affairs Canada. In the past, he has worked with counter-terrorism and international security institutes in Ottawa, Washington, D.C. and Israel.
Professor Sucharov holds a PhD in Government from Georgetown University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Middle East Studies from McGill University. She specializes in psychological and identity approaches to international relations, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics. She is the author of The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (SUNY Press, 2005), and articles on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish relations, emotions and IR, pedagogy, and reflections on the craft of being a scholar-blogger.