Fung Global Fellows Program

Faculty Fellows

BERNARD HAYKEL is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton University.  He is also Associated Faculty at the Princeton Environmental Institute.  His research is focused on the political and social tensions that arise from questions about religious identity and authority. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Oxford in Oriental Studies in 1988, with an emphasis on Islam and history. Much of his teaching and research lies at the juncture of the intellectual, political, and social history of the Middle East with particular emphasis on the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Professor Haykel also has a side interest in the effects of energy resources and rents on politics and society. Professor Haykel is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and his recent book publications include: Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization; Cambridge University Press), Blind Spot: America's Response to Radicalism in the Middle Eastand (co-author, The Aspen Institute) and Saudi Arabia in Transition: Insights on Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change (editor; Cambridge University Press).

ELIZABETH LEVY PALUCK is a Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton's Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs.  She is also the Deputy Director at the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Policy.  Her work has focused on prejudice and intergroup conflict reduction, using large-scale field experiments to test theoretically driven interventions.  Professor Paluck is also interested in social scientific methodology—particularly causal inference and behavioral measurement.  Two basic ideas motivate Professor Paluck's research: the first is that social psychological theory offers potentially useful tools for changing society in constructive ways; the second is that studying attempts to change society is one of the most fruitful ways to develop and assess social psychological theory. Through field experiments in Central and Horn of Africa and in the United States, Professor Paluck has examined the impact of the mass media and interpersonal communication on tolerant and cooperative behaviors. Her work in post-conflict countries has led to related research on political cultural change and on civic education. Professor Paluck has published widely in such journals as Behavioural Public PolicyCognition, Psychological SciencePS: Political Science and Politics, Science, Social Issues and Policy Review and Social Psychological and Personality Science. She received her doctorate degree from Yale University.

KEREN YARHI-MILO is an Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Politics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. Her research and teaching focus on international relations and foreign policy, with a particular specialization in international security, including foreign policy decision-making, interstate communication and crisis bargaining, intelligence, and US foreign policy in the Middle East.  Professor Yarhi-Milo’s  book (Princeton University Press) titled, “Knowing The Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence Organizations, and Assessments of Intentions in International Relations,” received the 2016 Furnnis Award for best book in the field of international security. Also, it is Co-Winner of the 2016 DPLST Book Prize, Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Before joining the faculty at Princeton University, Professor Yarhi-Milo was a post-doc fellow at the Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a pre-doc fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. She has worked at the Mission of Israel to the United Nations, as well as served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Branch. Professor Yarhi-Milo received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.