Dr. Ilai Saltzman

Non-Resident Researcher, University of Maryland.

Dr. Ilai Saltzman is the Israel Institute Visiting Professor of Israel Studies and a Board Member at Mitvim – the Israel Institute of Foreign Regional Policy. Dr. Saltzman previously served as a Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where he taught classes in International Relations, Israeli Foreign and Security Policy, and US Foreign Policy.

He also taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s International Relations Department, the Rothberg International School (RIS), and Tel-Aviv University’s Political Science Department. Dr. Saltzman was a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Security Program (ISP), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2010-2011).

Dr. Saltzman is the author of Securitizing Balance of Power Theory: A Polymorphic Reconceptualization (2012). He published articles in academic journals such as Foreign Policy AnalysisOrbisContemporary Security PolicyInternational Studies ReviewIsrael StudiesInternational PoliticsIsrael Affairs, the Journal of Political Science Education, The Journal of Psychohistory, and Political Science Quarterly. His current research project focuses on Israeli Professional Military Education (PME). Dr. Saltzman earned his Ph.D. in International Relations in 2010 from the University of Haifa, a Master’s degree in International Relations (magna cum laude), and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.