Samuel Schwartz, Ph.D., M.P.P., is a Senior Lecturer, Assistant Dean of Students (responsible for the Netanya Campus), and the Director of Resource Development and International Programming at Ono Academic College.
In this capacity, Dr. Schwartz has managed arts-based interventions with a variety of populations including immigrants and Arab-Jewish dialog groups. He has chaired, organized and presented his work at numerous conferences on the subject of co-existence, the use of the arts for conflict resolution and arts and health. Based on these experiences, he edited and submitted chapters for the book The Arts and Social Change.
Dr. Schwartz also has extensive work experience in the field of international relations. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy and Strategy at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center as well as at Harvard University’s Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East. As Spokesperson and Director of Academic Affairs at the Consulates General of Israel in Boston and Los Angeles, he designed and led numerous conflict resolution outreach projects in twelve U.S. States.
He has published journal articles on the topics of conflict transformation, international relations, cross-cultural community organization, arts in education and arts in health. He has co-authored studies with scholars from North America, Africa and the Palestinian Authority. His Ph.D. dissertation dealt with the psychological aspects of non-conventional weapons, a topic about which he has published extensively.
Schwartz received his Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University, his Master´s Degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and his Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University.