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Prof Michael Dumper

Professor in Middle East Politics

Formerly Middle East coordinator for Quaker Peace and Service, consultant to Welfare Association (Geneva), and Senior Researcher with the Institute for Palestine Studies (Washington, DC) is a relative late-comer to academia. Since completing his PhD in 1993, under Nazih Ayubi, Professor Dumper has taught in the Politics Department at Exeter University. As well as his academic research, he has participated in a number of academic and policy study groups involving Palestinian and Israeli academics and officials, ranging in subjects from Permanent Status Issues in the Middle East Peace Process, to planning issues for Jerusalem and to the future of Islamic waqfs in Palestine. These were funded, amongst others, by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA), International Development Research Centre (Canada), Olaf Palme International Centre(Sweden) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK). He has also conducted consultancies with the European Commission, International Development and Research Centre (Canada) and the Adam Smith Institute International Division on aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In 2002, Professor Dumper was awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship to work on issues concerning the future of Palestinian refugees. In 2003 and 2005, he received two awards in conjunction with Dr Wendy Pullan of Cambridge University, from the Economic Social Research Council, to work on a project entitled: Conflict in Cities: Architecture and the Urban Order in Divided Jerusalem. In 2007 he was asked to contribute to a project with the University of Windsor, Ontario, entitled the Jerusalem Old City Initiative

Professor Dumper's main work, however, has been on the city of Jerusalem. In 1996 he published The Politics of Jerusalem Since 1967 (Columbia University Press: NewYork 1996) and in 2001 he focused more on the Old City of Jerusalem in a new publication entitled: The Politics of Sacred Space: The Old City of Jerusalem in the Middle East Conflict (Lynne Rienner, November 2001) Other articles include 'Christian Churches of Jerusalem in the Post-Oslo period', Journal of Palestine Studies, XXXI, 2, 2002, 'Jerusalem's Infrastructure: Is Annexation Irreversible?', Journal of Palestine Studies, XXII, 3, 1993, and 'Israeli Settlement in the Old City of Jerusalem', Journal of Palestine StudiesXXI, Winter, 1992, pp.32-53.


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Principal Investigator

Dr Wendy Pullan
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)

Prof James Anderson
Geography, Queen's University Belfast (Belfast)
Prof Mick Dumper
Politics, University of Exeter (Jerusalem)
Prof Liam O'Dowd
Sociology, Queen's University Belfast (Belfast)

Research Associates

Dr Britt Baillie
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)
Dr Craig Larkin
Politics, University of Exeter (Jerusalem)
Lefkos Kyriacou
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)
Dr Milena Komarova
Sociology, Queens University Belfast
Dr Martina McKnight
Sociology, Queens University Belfast

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Dr Britt Baillie
Architecture, University of Cambridge (Jerusalem)

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Dr Andong Lu
University of Cambridge