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Daniel Lieberfeld, Ph.D.

Daniel Lieberfeld

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

617 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. (2017) "Come Together": Dialog and (Dis)Connection in The Beatles' Lyrics. Rock Music Studies 4,2.
Related database for Beatles lyrics

Liebrfeld, D. (2016) Leadership Change and Negotiation Initiatives in Intractable Civil Conflicts. International Journal of Peace Studies 21,1 (Spring), 19-43. Online: http://www.gmu.edu/programs/icar/ijps/Vol21_1/IJPSv21n1-Lieberfeld.pdf

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.


Internal Grants Awarded

(2010 and 2013). Paluse research award.

(2013). Africa Studies course development award.

(2009). National Endowment for the Humanities research award.

(2007). Wimmer Family Foundation grant for course development in the Social Justice Theme Area of the Core Curriculum.

(2007). Presidential Scholarship Award.

Biro, R., Frisch, M., & Lieberfeld, D. (2006). National Endowment for the Humanities award to create an interdisciplinary course on the Holocaust.

(2004). Wimmer Family Foundation research grant, $1,500

External Grants Awarded

(1997). Normalizing Negotiation: An Evaluation of Track-Two Diplomatic Initiatives in the South African and Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts. United States Institute of Peace research grant, $38,000.

(1996). Theodore Lentz Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Research, University of Missouri-St. Louis, $21,000.

(1994). Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation research fellowship, $10,000.

(1994). Donner Foundation grant for research on ethnic conflict, $5,000.

(1993). Eisenhower World Affairs Institute dissertation fellowship, $10,000.

(1982). International Institute of Education, Fulbright Program, Fulbright Teaching Award, France.