Chasdi, Richard J. 1958-

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CHASDI, Richard J. 1958-


Born January 21, 1958, in Boston, MA; son of Simon (an educator) and Eleanor (a professor; maiden name, Hollenberg) Chasdi; married Sharon Applebaum (a teacher), October 12, 2003. Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: Brandeis University, B.A., 1981; Boston College, M.A., 1985; Purdue University, Ph.D., 1995. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, military history.


Office—Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University, Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit, MI 48202. E-mail—[email protected].


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, member of adjunct faculty, 1996-2001, adjunct assistant professor of peace and conflict studies, 2003—; College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, visiting assistant professor of international relations, 2001-02, and history, 2002; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, scholar-in-residence, 2003. University of Michigan, faculty associate and research associate of Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; University of Chicago, associate member of Center for Middle-Eastern Studies.


Citation for outstanding academic title, Choice, 2000, for Serenade of Suffering: A Portrait of Middle East Terrorism, 1968-1993.


Serenade of Suffering: A Portrait of Middle East Terrorism, 1968-1993, Lexington Books (Lanham, MD), 1999.

Tapestry of Terror, Lexington Books (Lanham, MD), 2002.

Contributor to reference books. Contributor to periodicals, including Shofar and Journal of Conflict Studies.


Counter-Terror Offensives for the Ghost War World: The Rudiments of Counterterrorism Policy, for Lexington Books (Lanham, MD), completion expected in 2005; research on the al-Aqsa Intifada uprising.


Richard J. Chasdi told CA: "As a child, I spent a good deal of time in Israel during the 1960s and early 1970s."