Professor Asher Arian, "winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Israel Political Science Association, is a Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI). He is Scientific Director of the Guttman Center of Applied Social Research at the IDI, and has been active in developing the Auditing Israeli Democracy Project and the Israel National Elections Project. He is also Director of the National Security Policy and Public Opinion Project at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.
"Professor Arian received his B.A. (cum laude) from Western Reserve University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University. Today, he is a Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Professor of Political Science at the University of Haifa. In addition, he has taught at many leading universities around the world in the capacity of Visiting Professor, including Canterbury University, New Zealand; University of California, Berkeley; Brandeis University; and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
"Professor Arian has served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University, President of the Israel Association of Political Science (IPSA), Editor of the Book Series of the International Political Science Association, Vice-President of IPSA's Program Committee, and Executive Officer of the Ph.D. program in Political Science at CUNY.
"His many books and articles include The Elections in Israel 2003 (Israel Democracy Institute 2004), Auditing Israeli Democracy 2004 (Israel Democracy Institute 2004), The Second Republic: Politics in Israel (Chatham House Publishers 1997), Security Threatened: Surveying Israeli Opinion on Peace and War (Cambridge University Press 1996), and Changing New York City Politics (Routledge 1991)." 
Resources and articles
- Asher Arian, Israel Democracy Institute, accessed October 29, 2007.