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Occupation  Political scientist

Name  Alex Mintz
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Born  April 2, 1953 (age 62) (1953-04-02)
Alma mater  Tel Aviv University Northwestern University
Education  Tel Aviv University, Northwestern University
Books  Understanding Foreign Policy De, Integrating Cognitive And Ratio, New Directions for Intern, The politics of resource allocation
Similar People  Bruce Martin Russett, Zeev Maoz, Stephen Chan

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Professor Alex Mintz (born April 2, 1953), Chairman of the Israeli Political Science Association, is Director of the Program in Political Psychology and Decision Making (POPDM) 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 is editorial board member of the journals 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 editor-in-chief of the international journal, Political Psychology (2010-2015), 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 (until 2012).

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Mintz received his B.A. from Tel Aviv University in political science with a minor in mathematics. He then went on to receive an M.A. from Northwestern University in political science before pursuing his PhD, also at Northwestern. His research interests focus on political decision making, political psychology, strategy, political marketing, and research methods.


Mintz was an instructor at Northwestern University and a senior lecturer with tenure at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then taught at Texas A&M University. In 1993 he became the founding director of the Program in Foreign Policy Decision Making at Texas A&M University and remained there as the Cullen-McFadden Professor of Political Science until 2005. He was a visiting professor at Yale, Columbia University, the Lyndon Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Haifa, and Tel Aviv University. He moved to IDC Herzliya in Israel in 2006 as a professor, before becoming the dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy in 2008.

Awards and honors

  • 2015 - Elected as Chairman of the Israeli Political Science Association.
  • 2005 – Recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Foreign Policy section of the International Studies Association.
  • 2005 – Named to the Advisory Board of the Center for Conflict Prevention and Management at the University of Sydney.
  • 1993 – Recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award of the International Studies Association.
  • Books

  • The Polythink Syndrome: U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and ISIS. 2016. (with Carly Wayne). Stanford University Press.
  • Behavioral Political Science, Forthcoming (with Nicholas Valentino and Carly Wayne). Cambridge University Press.
  • Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making. Cambridge University Press, 2010 (with Karl DeRouen Jr.)
  • New Directions for International Relations: Confronting the Method-of-Analysis Problem (co-editor, with Bruce Russett), Lexington Books, February 2005
  • Multiple Paths to Knowledge: Methodology In Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution (co-editor with Zeev Maoz, T. Clifton Morgan, Glenn Palmer, Richard J. Stoll), Lexington, 2004
  • Integrating Cognitive and Rational Theories of Decision Making (editor and contributor), Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Decision Making on War and Peace: The Cognitive–Rational Debate (co-editor and contributor with N. Geva). Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997.
  • The Political Economy of Military Spending in the United States (editor and contributor) London: Routledge, 1992.
  • Defense, Welfare and Growth (co-editor and contributor, with Steve Chan) London: Routledge, 1992.
  • The Politics of Resource Allocation in the U.S. Department of Defense: International Crises and Domestic Constraints. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1988.
  • References

    Alex Mintz Wikipedia

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