Ibrahim Khatib completed his PhD in May 2018 at Berlin Graduate school of Social Sciences in Humboldt University of Berlin. His PhD research is about the relationship between democratic values, identity, threat, conflict perception, and willingness to reconcile in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In 2018-19 he did his postdoctoral research with Middle East studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford. His current research is focusing on the conflict in the Middle East (Arab-Israeli) and the role of religious beliefs and political aspirations. His research papers have been published in several peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Peace Research, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Citizenship Studies. He also has presented papers at a number of international conferences including the conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA), World Congress of Political Science (IPSA), the Conference of Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), the conference of International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), and others. His research interests, include conflict resolution, Arab-Israeli conflict, Israeli and Palestinian studies, identity, minorities, democracy, political Islam, Middle East politics, Palestinians in Israel.