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Prof. Alex Mintz

Prof. Alex Mintz

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy

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Phone: 09-9527224


Professor Alex Mintz, Provost of IDC, is President of the Israeli Political Science Association, Director of the Program in Political Psychology and Decision Making (POPDM) and the Digital Decision-Making Laboratory at IDC Herzliya. He served as Chair of the Herzliya Conference series and as Director of the Institute for Policy and Strategy from 2014-2016 and as Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC from 2008-2014.

Professor Mintz served as editor-in-chief of the journal Political Psychology. He has served on the boards of ten other international journals including, The American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Perspective, Open Political Science Journal, Advances in Political Psychology, and Research and Politics. He also served as Associate Editor of the Yale-based Journal of Conflict Resolution (2004-2009) and as editor of the University of Chicago Press book series in Leadership and Decision Making in the International Arena.

Prof. Mintz is the 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the International Studies Association (ISA) for distinguished contributions to the field, and the 1993 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the ISA for the most important contribution of any scholar in the world under age of forty to the scientific study of International Relations.

Mintz is the author of the book “The Polythink Syndrome: U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran and ISIS” (Stanford University Press, 2016, with C. Wayne), the recipient of the prestigious Alexander George Award in 2017 for the world’s best book in Political Psychology. Mintz is also the author of “Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making” (with K. DeRouen), Cambridge University Press, 2010 as well as 9 other books and edited volumes. He has published in such top journals as the American Political Science Review (1988, 1989, 1990, 1997), American Journal of Political Science (1988 and 1991), International Studies Quarterly (2011), American Journal of Sociology (1986), Political Psychology (2009) and the Journal of Conflict Resolution (1985, 1987, 1993a, 1993b, 1997, 2004a, 2004b, 2006). Mintz served as President of the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the ISA, and together with five Nobel Laureates, is on the board of the Center for Conflict Management and Prevention in Sydney, Australia.


Ph.D., Northwestern University