Jerome Slater is a retired political science professor. He graduated from Alfred University in 1956 and in 1957 got an M.A. in political science from Yale. From 1957-1960 he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and then went on to get his Ph.D. at Princeton. He has taught at Ohio State and the University of New York at Buffalo. He was also a Fulbright Lecturer at Haifa University.
Dr. Slater is the author more than fifty articles, three books, and Mythologies Without End: The US, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1917-2020), published in 2020. This book, which will form the basis of his lecture with MEFF, provides a history of the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts from the end of WWI until today. It brings together some of the most prominent existing literature, covering the entire history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It challenges the dominant mythologies, especially the claim that it has been the Arabs who have been primarily responsible for the various lost opportunities for peace.