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James Frohlich was born in the US, grew up in Jerusalem, and returned to the US for studies in his 20s. His native language is English, but he speaks Hebrew fluently and functions well in Spanish and French.

James Frohlich taught and did research at universities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States for 21 years.


After earning a BA from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, James held tenure-track and tenured teaching positions at Johns Hopkins, McGill, Carleton, and the University of Minnesota. He held a government research chair at McGill, and a named chair at Minnesota. 

 James has also worked or consulted for the Associated Press and Financial Times in Jerusalem; the Canadian government’s departments for development and international affairs; the  humanitarian organization, CARE; the rights documentation and advocacy group, Human Rights Watch; the Minneapolis-based Center for Victims of Torture; the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross; and the Sydney-based charity, Life for a Child, which provides insulin and other medical supplies to children in resource-poor countries. 


Dr. Frohlich's research has been supported by the Canadian government, the Ford Foundation, the International Development Research Center, Open Societies FoundationsMacArthur FoundationNational Sciences Foundations, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the US Institute of Peace.   

In his spare time, James likes to travel internationally, work on his French and Spanish, and read history.


Please contact James below for consulting opportunities. 



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