Ian S. Lustick Biography

Ian S. Lustick is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania where he holds the Bess W. Heyman Chair. Professor Lustick has authored or edited more than twenty books including Trapped in the War on Terror (2006) and Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank and Gaza (1993). His writings on Middle East politics. American foreign policy, ethnic conflict, social science methodology, and agent-based modeling have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Politics, the American Political Science Review, Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, the Journal of Israeli History, and Comparative Politics. He is a recipient of awards from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, and the United States Institute of Peace. Dr. Lustick is a founder and past President of the Association for Israel Studies. He is the originator of the PS-I computational modeling platform and a leader in the application of agent-based modeling techniques to problems in the social sciences. His firm, Lustick Consulting, has been actively involved in the development of advanced agent-based modeling and computer simulation techniques for national security and intelligence applications.