Part 3: Unraveling the Israel-Gaza Conflict - Beyond the Headlines
November 10, 2023
9:00am to 10:00am


Join us for the third installment of our rapid response webinar series as we continue our exploration of the evolving Israel-Gaza Conflict with focus on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

In this session, we welcome Pacific Council member Professor Topher McDougal, an expert in economic development and peace studies. McDougal is a Professor of Economic Development at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.

Guest Speaker: Professor Topher McDougal, Economic Development, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

Presider: Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President & CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy


Guest Speaker

 Topher McDougal, PhD, is Professor of Economic Development at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego, where he directs graduate programs on Humanitarian Action and Peace & Justice. Dr. McDougal’s research focuses on the microeconomic causes and consequences of armed violence and disasters, illicit trades (especially in small arms), and environmental peacebuilding. He has been a research affiliate at the Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute for International & Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), a principal of the Small Arms Data Observatory (SADO), and an invited scholar-in-residence at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway, and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Please see recent articles authored by Professor McDougal here:



Dr. Jerrold D. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. He is concurrently a Research Professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Green was previously a Partner at Best Associates in Dallas, Texas, a privately held merchant banking firm with global operations. He also occupied senior management positions at the RAND Corporation where he served as the Director of International Programs and Development and was awarded the RAND Medal for Excellence. Read More.

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