Brian K. Barber, Ph.D. is an International Security Program Fellow at New America, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee. He has studied youth and aspects of their contexts–from the family system to political structures–that facilitate or impede youths healthy development. He has done this work in 15 cultures across the globe, with his primary field of study been Palestine.
Barber's publications have been cited over 10,000 times, including books, chapters, and articles in leading journals. He is currently writing a book of narrative nonfiction tracing the lives of three families in the Gaza Strip he has known intimately for over 20 years.