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David Elitzer

Research Assistant, Alfred Landecker Programme, Oxford University

David Elitzer specializes in the study of state violence, cultural heritage destruction, and democratic backsliding. A Marshall Scholar with graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge and University College London, he is a research assistant with the Alfred Landecker Programme at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government.

The Pentagon Is Funding the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Construction of Trump’s border wall is undermining not just sacred sites but the rule of law itself.


Trump’s Threat to Bomb Iran's Cultural Sites Isn’t Just About Art

Throughout history, the destruction of culturally important sites has gone hand-in-hand with violence against civilians.