Brian K. Barber, PhD, is a Jacobs Foundation fellow at the New American 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. Barber specializes in the study of youth development amidst political conflict, concentrating on Palestine. With funding from the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland, he and colleagues are engaged in a large study of the current wellbeing of first intifada youth, as well as a study of youth of the Egyptian revolution. As a New America fellow, he will be authoring a volume narrating the lives of six men he has interviewed regularly over the past twenty years in the Gaza Strip.