Academic Interests: Peacebuilding, Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine, Middle East Studies, Geographical Dimensions of Conflict Resolution, Alternatives to Violence, Geography
Course(s): Negotiating Northern Ireland
Biography: Shaul teaches in Geography and fulfills a few additional roles, which include teaching the Negotiating Northern Ireland course and supervising Northern Ireland internships for CRES. He is Co-Director of the Peace Studies minor, Director of the Carnegie Global Oregon Ethics Program, a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and head of the University’s Prison Education Committee and Inside-Out Prison Exchange program.
Prior to UO, Shaul was the Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Washington University and a Fellow at the Truman Institute for Peace Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research is concentrated in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland and focuses on geographical dimensions of conflict and conflict resolution, particularly territory, identity, and power, at international, national, and local scales. Shaul gets into the field as much as possible, working with antagonists and peacemakers alike as he studies the “before, during, and after” of conflicts right there in the streets. Shaul used to be soldier for awhile, and that’s always driven him to see for himself, to have first-hand information, and to try to develop alternatives to violence.