Academic Background and Fields of Interest
Elie Friedman is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His dissertation engages in a discourse analysis focusing on how Israeli leaders present the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in domestic and foreign contexts, changing media environments and political and ideological contexts. In addition, Mr. Friedman's research maps various typologies for the presentation of message gaps within this context. Mr. Friedman also serves as a research associate at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and as a Project Manager at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue, Netanya Academic College.
His research interests include discourse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, public diplomacy with respect to the conflict, and citizen participation in the conflict discourse. Mr. Friedman's M.A. is in Political Studies (Public Communications Program) at Bar-Ilan University. His thesis engaged in a study of "talkbacks" or reader responses to news items that dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His B.A. is from University of Toronto in Philosophy and English literature.
- "The Complexities of Recognition in Israeli Political Discourse: a Palestinian state, a Palestinian people, and the Status Quo". Presented at the Rabin Scholars’ Symposium: The Struggle to Shape Israeli-Palestinian Discourse at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- "Talking Back in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rational Dialogue and Reconciliation or Emotional Shouting Match and Confrontation?". Presented at the Metaksherim ("Communicating") conference for communications research students, Haifa University, December, 2011.
- "Talking Back in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rational Dialogue and Reconciliation or Emotional Shouting Match and Confrontation?". Presented at the Association for Israel Studies Annual Conference: Israel and the World, University of Toronto, April, 2010.
- "Talking Back in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rational Dialogue and Reconciliation or Emotional Shouting Match and Confrontation?". Presented at The Fifth Annual Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, December, 2009.
- Friedman, E. and Kampf, Z (2014). "Politically Speaking at Home and Abroad: A Typology of Message Gap Strategies." Discourse & Society. 25(6): http://das.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/15/0957926514536836.full.pdf?ijkey=ujpBHks9j3NU9UV&keytype=ref
- Friedman, E. (2011). "Talking Back in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rational Dialogue or Emotional Shouting Match?" Conflict & Communication Online. Berlin, Germany: Regener Online. 10(2): 1-18.
- Friedman, E. (2013). "In Defense of NGO Meddling." Haaretz Daily Newspaper, January 11, 2013:http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/in-defense-of-ngos-right-to-meddle.premium-1.493428
- Friedman, E. (2012). "What I Learned at Peace Camp". Haaretz.com, July 6, 2012:http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/what-i-learned-at-peace-camp.premium-1.449216
- Friedman, E. and Altman, D. (2011). "The Gaddafi Disgrace". YNetNews.com. February, 24, 2011:http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4033566,00.html
- Friedman, E. (2009). "Lieberman, you are not loyal to the state." The Jerusalem Post. August 2, 2009:http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=132140.
- Friedman, E. (2008). "Politics as a Popularity Contest." The Jerusalem Post. February 12, 2008:http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=122755
- Friedman, E. (2005). "Sharon and the Israeli Consensus." The Jerusalem Post. November 23, 2005.
Doctoral Scholarships, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- The Israel Science Foundation - Post Doctorate in Social Sciences Abroad scholarship.
- The Rabin Scholarship for the Advancement of Peace & Tolerance (Canadian Friends of Hebrew University and the Truman Institute), 2012-2013.
- The Truman Institute Doctoral research fellow award, 2013-2014.
- The Eshkol-Shaine Scholarship, 2012.
- The Department of Communications and Journalism research student scholarship, 2012-2013.
Masters Scholarships, Bar-Ilan University
- The President's graduate student research scholarship, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 (twice).
- Bachelor Degree Scholarships, University of Toronto
- The Samuel James Stubbs Award, 1997.
- The Woodhouse Scholarship for English literature, 1998.
- The Jane Zeidler Award, 1999.