Gideon Aran

Professor of sociology and anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellow

Gideon Aran will offer observations on suicide terrorism from an anthropological-sociological point of view, based on extensive field study of Palestinian suicide attacks in Israel during the Intifada. 

Aran's research focuses on the social scientific study of religion as well as extremism, militancy and violence. His most recent academic publications focus on Jewish religious violence, religiosity and super-religiosity.