Moises Salinas-Fleitman, was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1966. He has been involved in Israel related activities from age 15. Dr. Salinas first came to Israel in 1984-5 when…
Moises Salinas-Fleitman, was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1966. He has been involved in Israel related activities from age 15. Dr. Salinas first came to Israel in 1984-5 when he attended the Machon, the Institute for Youth Leaders Abroad in Jerusalem. He returned to Israel in 1986 to study at the Hebrew University, earning his BA in Educational Psychology (Cum Laude) in 1991.
Returning to Mexico City in 1991 to resume his studies, Dr. Salinas completed his MA in Psychology (he minored in Jewish Studies) in 1995, and in 1998, he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 1999, he has worked as a Professor of Psychology at Central Connecticut State University. His research focuses on the effects of stereotypes on academic performance, and reducing the performance gap between minorities and non-minorities through learner-centered education. He has published a large number of articles and chapters on areas related to educational and social psychological issues. His first book, "The Politics of Stereotypes: Affirmative Action and Psychology" was published by Greenwood-Praeger in 2003.
In 2004, Dr. Salinas became one of 14 young Zionist leaders worldwide to be honored with the first Herzl Awards from the World Zionist Organization, in honor of the 100 anniversary of the death of Theodore Herzl, for his contributions to the Zionist Movement. He moved with his family to Israel during 2005-2006 to work on the present book, and developed close ties with several Israeli and Palestinian figures in the peace camp.