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Howard Patten

Dr Howard Patten

Teaching fellow in Middle East & Mediterranean Studies


Address Room 6SEB, East Wing
King's College London


BA (UCL ) MA (Jerusalem) MPhil (Cantab) PhD (KCL)

Howard is a graduate of UCL, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was awarded the Golda Meir Fellowship, Cambridge University and King's College London. His fields of interest are Israeli history, politics and society and US and British Policy in the Middle East. Howard is Teaching Fellow in the programme and leads seminars on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and War and Peace in the Middle East modules. His PhD examined Israel's peripheral policy at the UN.



  • Israel and the Cold War: Diplomacy, Strategy and the Policy of the Periphery at the United Nations, (I.B.Tauris, 2011)


  • ‘The Genesis of Turkish Views on Partition and Conciliation’, Israel Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 3, (July 2008), pp. 538-551

Book reviews

  • Review of Nathan C. Funk and Abdul Aziz Said, Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East, in International Affairs (forthcoming)
  • Review of Meir Litvak and Esther Webman, From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust, in Israel Affairs (forthcoming)
  • Review of Rebecca L. Stein, Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism, in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (forthcoming)
  • Review of David Rodham, Defense and Diplomacy in Israel’s National Security Experience: Tactics, Partnerships and Motives, in Israel Affairs, Vol. 12, No.1, (January 2007), pp. 216-218
  • Review of Derek J. Penslar, Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective, in Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 3, No. 5, (September 2007), pp. 829-830
  • Review of Yosef Gorny, From Binational Society to Jewish State: Federal Concepts in Zionist Political Thought, 1920-1990, and the Jewish People, in Middle Eastern Studies. Vol. 43, No. 6, (November 2007), pp.1017-1019
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