Dr. Kahanoff is a lecturer in the Master’s program for conflict research, management and resolution, and a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she received her doctorate in sociology and anthropology.   Kahanoff is a member and moderator for “Besod Siach”: Organization for the Promotion of Dialogue Between Conflict Groups in Israeli Society, and has more than ten years’ of experience in moderating and evaluating dialogues between religious/haredim and secular Jews, between the political left and right, and between Jews and Arabs—all of whom are active in a number of organizations in Israel.  Her areas of expertise include transformation of social conflicts; promoting dialogue and awareness identity groups; and education for peace.  Her book Jews and Arabs in Israel Encountering Their Identities: Transformations in Dialogue, was first published in Hebrew by Ben Gurion University Press and Mossad Bialik, and has recently been revised and translated and was co-published by Lexington Books and Van Leer Institute Press.