Dr. Chen Kertcher

Dr. Chen Kertcher lectures on global history, conflict resolution, peace building and peacekeeping operations at Tel Aviv University, Haifa University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC).

Dr. Kertcher received his Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in 2010 for his dissertation The United Nations and Peacekeeping in Cambodia, Former Yugoslavia and Somalia, 1988-1995.  From 2010 to 2013 he worked on the effect of peace-building measures during conflict for the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University.

In addition to his work on the National Strategy Initiative Project at the Herzl Institute, he is currently a research fellow at Haifa University for the Project on Liberal Democracies Facing Asymmetric Conflicts. His research interests include global history, international politics and security; comparative conflict studies; peace operations and peace building measures. He is an author of several monographs and papers on peace operations and peace building issues.