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Daniel Lieberfeld, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Department of History

525 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.1851


Ph.D., Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School, Tufts University, 1996
M.A.L.D., Law and Diplomacy, Fletcher School, Tufts University, 1988
B.A., History, French, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981

  • PLCR 512: The Israeli-Arab Conflict
  • PLCR 531: Theories of Conflict
  • PLCR 532: Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice  
  • PLCR 536: International Conflict: Negotiation and Mediation
  • PLCR 538: Psychology of Peace and Conflict
  • PLCR 537: War in Film and Literature    
  • IHP 200: Rock & Roll
  • PJCR 100: Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution
  • HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World
  • HIST 221: Rock and Pop Music: A Cultural History
  • HIST 254: Modern Middle East
  • HIST 288C: Political History of Contemporary Africa



Lieberfeld, D. (1999). Talking with the Enemy: Negotiation and Threat Perception in South Africa and Israel/Palestine. Westport, CT: Praeger. 


Book Chapters


Lieberfeld, D. (2014). Nelson Mandela: Personal Characteristics and Reconciliation oriented Leadership. In Baba Jallow, (Ed.), Leadership in Post-colonial Africa: Trends Transformed by Independence. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 172-202.

Lieberfeld, D. (2008). War in Film and Literature. In T. McElwee, W. Hall, J. Liechty, & J. Garber (Eds.), Peace, Justice, and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide (7th ed.), Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 204-209. 


Lieberfeld, D. (2007). Negotiation and Conflict Transformation in South Africa and Israel/Palestine: The Role of Semi-Official Meetings. In C. Dupont (Ed.), Negotiation and World Transformations: Ten Challenges to Meet, Ten Opportunities to Seize. Paris: Publibook, 103-116.


Lieberfeld, D. (2005). Contributions of a Semi-Official Pre-Negotiation Initiative in South Africa:  Afrikaner-ANC Meetings in England, 1987-1990. In R. Fisher (Ed.), Paving the Way: Contributions of Interactive Conflict Resolution to Peacemaking in Protracted Ethnopolitical Conflicts. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 105-125.


Peer-Reviewed Articles in Scholarly Journals


Lieberfeld, D. (2015). Political Leadership, Peacemaking, and Post-conflict Reconciliation: Xanana Gusmão and East Timor. Leadership. Online-first publication.

Lieberfeld, D. (2014). Nelson Mandela's Legacy for African and International Politics. e-International Relations.

Lieberfeld, D. (2012). Between Happenstance and Intentionality: An Interview With Murray Lerner, Quarterly Review of Film & Video 29 (4).


Lieberfeld, D. (2011). Artistic Apprenticeship and Collaboration: Looking Back with Keith Richards and Patti Smith.  The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 4, 187-195.


Lieberfeld, D. (2011). Reconciliation-Oriented Leadership: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 17, 1-23.


Lieberfeld, D. (2009). Involved With the Music: An Interview With Murray Lerner, The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture 2 (2), 293-302.


Lieberfeld, D. (2009). Public Opinion, Parental Protest, and War Termination: Israel's Four Mothers' Movement.  Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest 9 (4), 375-392.


Lieberfeld, D. (2009). Media Coverage and Israel's -Four Mothers' Antiwar Protest: Agendas, Tactics, and Political Context in Movement Success. Media, War & Conflict 2 (3), 317-338. 


Lieberfeld, D. (2009). Lincoln, Mandela, and Qualities of Reconciliation-Oriented Leadership. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 15 (1), 27-47.


Lieberfeld, D. (2008). Secrecy and -Two-Level Games' in the Oslo Accord: What the Primary Sources Tell Us. International Negotiation 13 (1), 133-146. 


Lieberfeld, D. (2007). Overcoming Intractability in South Africa and Israel/Palestine: The Role of Semi-Official Meetings. The American Behavioral Scientist 50 (11), 1542-1562.


Lieberfeld, D. (2007). Teaching about War Through Film and Literature. PS: Political Science & Politics 41(3), 571-574.


Lieberfeld, D. (2005). The Iraq War and Conflict Theory. International Journal of Peace Studies 10 (2), 1-21.


Lieberfeld, D. (2005). Globalization and Terminal Illness in -Good Bye Lenin!- and -The Barbarian Invasions.' Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture 4 (2).  Electronic journal: http://www.logosjournal.com/issue_4.2/lieberfeld.htm


Lieberfeld, D. (2004). Peace Profile: Nelson Mandela. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 16 (3), 387-392.


Lieberfeld, D. (2003). Nelson Mandela: Partisan and Peacemaker. Negotiation Journal 19 (3), 229-250.


Lieberfeld, D. (2002). Evaluating the Contributions of Unofficial Diplomacy to Conflict Termination in South Africa, 1984-1990. Journal of Peace Research 39 (3), 355-372.


Lieberfeld, D. (2000). Getting to the Negotiating Table in South Africa: Domestic and International Dynamics. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 27 (1), 19-36.


Lieberfeld, D. (1999). Post-Handshake Politics: Israel/Palestine and South Africa Compared. Middle East Policy 6, 131-140.


Lieberfeld, D. (1999). Conflict -Ripeness' Revisited: The South African and Israeli/Palestinian Cases. Negotiation Journal 15 (1), 63-82.


Lieberfeld, D. & Sanders, J. (1998). Keeping the Characters Straight: Comedy and Identity in 'some Like It Hot.' Journal of Popular Film and Television 26 (3), 128-135.


Lieberfeld, D. (1997). Crossing Apartheid Lines: An Interview with Pieter-Dirk Uys. TDR: The Drama Review 41 (1), 61-71.


Lieberfeld, D. (1995). Small Is Credible: Norway's Niche in International Conflict Settlement. Negotiation Journal 11 (3), 201-207.


Lieberfeld, D. & Sanders, J. (1995). Here Under False Pretenses: The Marx Brothers Crash the Gates. The American Scholar 64, 103-108. 


Lieberfeld, D. (1995). Million-Dollar Juke Joint: The Commodification of Blues Culture. African-American Review 29 (2), 217-221.


Lieberfeld, D. (1994). Post-Crisis Mediation in Urban High Schools. Mediation Quarterly 11 (4), 377-381.


Sanders, J. & Lieberfeld, D. (1994). Dreaming in Pictures: Buster Keaton's Creativity. Film Quarterly 47 (4), 18-28.


Invited Articles in Scholarly Journals


Lieberfeld, D. (2008). What Makes an Effective Antiwar Movement? International Journal of Peace Studies 13 (1), 1-14.


Ben Dor, R. & Lieberfeld, D. (2008). Mission Accomplished? Israel's -Four Mothers' and the Legacies of Successful Antiwar Movements. International Journal of Peace Studies 13 (1), 85-97.


Review Articles in Scholarly Journals


Lieberfeld, D. (2013). What Can We Learn from "Rivalries"?: Review of "Asian Rivalries: Conflict, Escalation, and Limitations on Two-Level Games." International Studies Review 15 (2), 300-301.

Lieberfeld, D. (2012). A -Toxic Genre-: The Iraq War Films. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 32 (1).

Lieberfeld, D. (2011). The Tillman Story. Media, War & Conflict 4 (2), 207-8.


Lieberfeld, D. (2000). Rabin and Israel's National Security. International Journal of Middle East Studies 32 (4), 584-6.


Lieberfeld, D. (2000). Western Scholarship and the History of Palestine. Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 34 (1), 116.


Lieberfeld, D. (1997). Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 3 (1), 174-6.


Lieberfeld, D. (1993). Besieged. Fletcher Forum of International Affairs 17 (2), 221-4.


Encyclopedia Entries


Lieberfeld, D. (2009). South Africa: Policies of Reconciliation.  In N. Young (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press.

Research & Teaching

Daniel Lieberfeld has taught at Duquesne since 2003. His research and teaching interests include political and diplomatic history, cultural history, and conflict resolution and peace studies.