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Walter Reich

George Washington University

Walter Reich is the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The George Washington University; a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and a former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  He is also a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale University, professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and a contributing editor of the Wilson Quarterly.  Dr. Reich has written and lectured widely on the Holocaust and genocide, terrorism, human rights, national memory, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, psychiatry, medical ethics, and national and international affairs.  He received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1965, studied philosophy as a graduate student at Columbia, and earned an M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine in 1970.  Dr. Reich is the author of A Stranger in My House: Jews and Arabs in the West Bank (Holt, 1984); a co-author of State of the Struggle: Report on the Battle Against Global Terrorism (Brookings, 2007); and the editor of Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies, States of Mind (Hopkins and Woodrow Wilson Center, 1998).  His articles and essays have appeared n scholarly and scientific publications as well as in such newspapers and magazines at the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Commentary, and The New Republic.