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2002  PhD         Columbia University
1996  MA           Philosophy, Columbia University
1993  LLB (JD)  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
1991  MA           McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
1987  BA           Hebrew University, Jerusalem -  (cum laude) 
Tenured at the Department of History in John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Associate Professor Itai Sneh completed his doctorate at Columbia University. He also holds a law degree and a master’s degree in Eastern European Jewish History from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a BA in Jewish History (with minors in International Relations, Biblical Studies and Yiddish Language and Culture) from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. His research interests and resulting publications include articles on human rights, U.S. politics, American foreign policy, terrorism, the Vietnam War, and the Middle East. His forthcoming book with Peter Lang Publishers is The Future Almost Arrived: Why Jimmy Carter Could Not Change U.S. Foreign Policy. His Torture Through the Ages is under contract with the Praeger division of Greenwood Press.
Scholarly Work
The Future Almost Arrived: Why Jimmy Carter Could Not Change U.S. Foreign Policy,
Peter Lang Publishers (in press, 2007).
Torture through the Ages (under contract with the Praeger division of Greenwood Press
“Carter's Actions in Post-Presidential Years," Entelequia, revista interdisciplinar, (University of Malaga at Spain )Vol. 2 (Fall 2006), 37-72,
“Not Radical Enough: Why Jimmy Carter Failed to Change American Foreign Policy”
(24 pages) published on 3/21/05 in Historia Actual On-Line, a peer reviewed periodical
issued by the Contemporary Historical Association based in Spain, Vol. III, No. 6,
“History of Genocide,” in Mangai Natarajan (Editor), Introduction to International Criminal Justice, Boston: McGraw Hill, 2005, 271-8.
“American Foreign Policy” chapter 8 in the book Yoneyuki Sugita ed., Amerika Shakai
enoTamenteki Apurochi [Multiple Approaches to American Society] Okayama, Japan:
University Education Press, October 2005, 103-131.
“My own 9/11: The Day That Shaped Me,” in Yael Danieli and Robert Dingman, eds.,
On the Ground After September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge
Gained. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 2005, 51-2
"View Point: Yes, Jimmy Carter's administration produced some remarkable triumphs in
American diplomacy in pursuit of his morality-based goals," 15-18,
"View Point: The U.S. commitment to human rights has always been a cornerstone of American foreign policy, and, in fact, defines the United States in the world;" 97-101 and
“View Point: The antagonism between the United States and Egypt arose from the American view of Gamal Abdel Nasser as a Soviet puppet,” 145-8,
in History in Dispute: Political and Social Movements,Volume 2:American Social and
Political Movements, 1945-2000: Pursuit of Liberty (Detroit, Manly's St James' Press, 2000).
“Le Yom Kippour: temps de pardon et de reconciliation” (in French: “The Day of Atonement: A Time of Forgiveness and Reconciliation” [in Judaism], in Nouveau Dialogue, a scholarly interfaith, humanistic bi-monthly, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, No. 121, 27-9, September-October, 1998.
The Future Was Almost Here: Why Jimmy Carter Failed to Change U.S. Foreign Policy. The Nathan Hale Foreign Policy Society, Working Papers Series, September 19, 2005.
Evaluation of Nominees to the International Criminal Court, a report commissioned by,
and submitted to, the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, January 6, 2003.
“Religious Freedom and Recent U.S. Foreign Policy” and United States Foreign Policy with Respect to Religious Freedom in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Sudan” in Inter-University Research Services Project on Religious Freedom & Public Policy commissioned by Columbia’s Center for the Study of Human Rights for The Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad, International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 and Briefing Papers, May and August, 1998, 74-84 and 91-117.
Review articles
On Richard Parker, John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics, H-1960s and H-Net Reviews (in press, August 2007).
“The Vietnam Fiasco Is Still An Orphan” On Howard Jones, Death of a Generation:
How the Assassination of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War, in Reviews in
American History 31 (2003), 633-637
On Brian D. Lepard, Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention: A Fresh Legal Approach
Based on Fundamental Ethical Principles in International Law and World Religions, the
Summer 2003 issue of Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 118, No. 2, pp. 338-339.
On Alexander Keyssar, The Right To Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the
United States, H-Pol Reviews and H-Net Reviews, April 14, 2003.
On Andrew Rojecki, Silencing the Opposition: Antinuclear Movements & The Media in
the Cold War, January 17, 2003 in H-Journalism.
On Fraser J. Harbutt, The Cold War Era, published on December 20, 2002 in H-Diplo and in H-Net, January 26, 2003.
On Arnold Blumberg, The History of Israel, The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations, Westport, Connecticut; Greenwood Press, 1998. Middle East Studies Bulletin, 34, (Winter 2000), 262—263.
On Frederick A. Lazin and Gregory S. Mahler (eds.), Israel in the Nineties: Development
and Conflict, Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1996, H-Net Review and
H-Diplo, October 1, 1998.
On The Independent Commission of Inquiry on the U.S. Invasion of Panama, The U.S.
Invasion of Panama: The Truth Behind Operation `Just Cause’, Boston: South End Press,
1991, H-NEXA, August, 1996.
On Martin McCauley, The Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1949, London and New York:
Longman, 1995, History Reviews On-Line, July, 1996.
Encyclopedia articles
“Israel” (Vol. 1, pp. 325-330) in Global Perspectives on the United States: Nation by
Nation Perspective, David Levinson and Karen Christensen (eds.). Great Barrington,
Mass: Berkshire Press, 2007.
"The Chicago Seven, Illinois,” in Encyclopedia of the Midwest, Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 2006, 1599—1600.
“Castro, Fidel” (Vol. 1, 149-152) and “Iranian Hostage Crisis” (Vol. 2, 754-757) in
(George R. Goethals and Georgia J. Sorenson, Editors), Encyclopedia of Leadership.
Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2004.
“Balance of Power” (Vol. 1, 234-237); “Civil Law” (Vol. 1, 354-356); “Democracy, Constitutional” (Vol. 2, 506-513); “Parliamentarianism” (Vol. 4, 1427-1432); and “Secularism” (Vol. 4, 1681-1684) in (William H. McNeill, Senior Editor) The Berkshire
Encyclopedia of World History. Great Barrington, Mass: Berkshire Publishing Group,
“Historiography, Sources” in The Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, (Dinah Shelton, Editor), New York: Thomson Gale, 2004, Vol. I, 447—448.
“Christian Coalition” (Vol. 2, 161); `“Cross of Gold’ Speech” (Vol. 2, 465); “Emily’s List” (Vol. 3, 198); “Ferguson Impeachment” (Vol. 3, 354); “Gabriel’s Insurrection” (Vol. 3, 501); “Iran Relations with” (U.S.) (Vol. 4, 418—419); “Moral Majority” (Vol. 5, 455-56); Panama Canal Treaty” (Vol. 6, 242); ”Suez Crisis” (Vol. 8, 2-3; and “Tianamen Square Protest” (Vol. 8, 123—124); in Dictionary of American History, (Stanley I. Kutler, Editor) New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.
“Nationalism”(Vol. 3, 195—197) and “World War II” (Vol. 4, 370—372) in Encyclopedia of American Studies (New York: Grolier Publishing, 2001).
“Hickerson, John,” 418—419; Jessup, Philip Caryl,” 459—460; and “Perlmutter, Nathan,” 694—695 in The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, (New York, Scribner, 1998).
Discussion Leader and a Review Article
Peter L. Hahn’s article “The View from Jerusalem: Revelations about U.S. Diplomacy from the Archives of Israel” in Diplomatic History, Vol. 22 No. 4. Commissioned by HDiplo, published on-line October 12, 1998.
Opinion-Editorial essays
John Jay Times
“Graduate to Study” Vol. VIX, No. I, October 12, 2004, pp. 9-10.
“Summer Time…It Can Be Fun and Learning at John Jay College!!” Vol. VIII, No. III, April 28, 2004, p. 15.
“Participation is Crucial for Your Grade and YOUR Future,” Vol. VIII, No. II, March 18, 2004, p. 15.
“Take A Break From Weekend Fun...To Study!” Vol. VIII, No. I, March 4, 2004, p. 12.
“Take-home Exams Bring Out YOUR Wisdom and Potential,” Vol. VII, No. VI, December 12, 2003, p. 6.
“Why in College Education Interviews Speak Louder than Words,” Vol. VII, No. V, November 17, 2003, p. 6.
“Run, McCain, Run!,” Vol. VII, No. IV, October 16, 2003, p. 7.
“After the War with Iraq: The Deed is Done, Now What?,” Vol. VII, No. III, September
24, 2003, p. 5.
History News Service
“The Nobel Committee Speaks to America” October 17, 2002
“Meddlers Hamstring Iraq Policy” September 13, 2002
“A New Atlantic Charter? August 16, 2001
“Will there be Another October Surprise?” September 19, 2000
“Will Fox be a Mexican Jefferson?” July 9, 2000
"The Spring Debacle: More Important than the October Surprise" posted on on 6/2/04.
Jerusalem Post:
“Two new Contenders for the position of Israel’s Prime Minister,” posted on on 1/13/2004.
Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs:
“Human Rights in Israel: A Response to Joseph Milgrom,”Human Rights Dialogue, solicited by the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, posted on www, on February 23, 2003.
“Treaty of Paris” The New American Nation Encyclopedia, 2006.