Oren Yiftachel

Professor, Author

1956 –


Who is Oren Yiftachel?

Oren Yiftachel is an Israeli professor. He teaches political geography, urban planning and public policy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba.

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Yiftachel studied in Israel and Australia. In 1983, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies from the Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, and in 1986 a Post-Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from same institution after it became Curtin University. In 1990, he received a Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Geography, the University of Western Australia, Perth, and the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

He has subsequently taught in urban planning, geography, political science and Middle East departments, at various institutions, including: Curtin University, Australia; the Technion, Israel; the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and UC Berkeley, in the United States; the University of Cape Town, South Africa and the University of Venice, Italy. He was a research fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne; the United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC; and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem.

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