Prof. Shelley Deane

Shelley Deane received her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an Assistant Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, specializing in the Middle East and Northern Ireland.  Shelley studies the way in which some conflicts mend and end and others are protracted and long lasting.  Shelley has studied in Israel and Palestine, Belfast and Beirut, Dubai and Dublin in an attempt to discover patterns and mechanisms that help regulate if not remedy conflicts.  Shelley is working on a book looking at the negotiating mechanisms of Waterville’s own Senator George Mitchell in North Ireland and with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.