Brian K. Barber, PhD, is a Jacobs Foundation Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC . He is also Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, and Professor of Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Brian specializes in the study of youth development amid political conflict, concentrating most intensively on Palestine. With funding from the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland, he and colleagues are engaged in a large study of the current well being of First Intifada youth, who have now reached adulthood, as well as a study of youth in the Egyptian revolution. As a New America Fellow, Brian will be authoring a volume narrating the lives of six men he has interviewed regularly over the past 20 years in the Gaza Strip.