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Neri Zilber

Neri Zilber is an Israel-based fellow of the ​Institute of Current World Affairs​​. ​ He was most recently a freelance writer on international politics and culture living in New York City. Previously, he was a researcher and analyst specializing on the Middle East at the U.S. Library of Congress​, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and the World Jewish Congress. His writings have appeared in outlets including the Guardian, Dissent, Foreign Policy, the Jerusalem Post, and PBS’s Frontline, and he is a contributor to The Occupy Handbook (Little, Brown, April 2012). Zilber was raised and educated in Israel, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

The Most Expensive Orgy in History?

January 23, 2011
Goodbye Money

In this new year, with the first of the Baby Boomers beginning to turn 65, there has been much introspection regarding the legacy this generation will eventually leave behind.  Interestingly for a generation known for its self-reverence, not much of it has been positive.  Take British journalist Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s harangue the other week in...

Why Malcolm Gladwell Is Wrong About Social Media

November 6, 2010
Social Media

Images from inside running street battles, or of the storming of a Basiji compound, or of a young woman bleeding to death from a gunshot wound, have an impact far beyond the isolated incident or event being covered.