Dr. Ralph Nurnberger is Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1975. He was named Professor of the Year by the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003, and he received another award in 2005 for 30 years of excellence in teaching. He currently teaches graduate seminars on the Arab-Israel conflict. He has lectured twice for the Middle East Society at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
Dr. Nurnberger has served on Capitol Hill on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, and has spent 30 years in government relations. He has also advised numerous congressional, senatorial and presidential campaigns on foreign policy issues, especially those related to the Middle East.
He served for more than eight years as a Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and was the first director of Builders for Peace. In this capacity, he dealt with international leaders, including Israel’s then -Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.