Dr. Nurnberger is a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1975. He is currently teaching graduate seminars at Georgetown on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
In addition to his academic career, Ralph Nurnberger has served on Capitol Hill, in the Executive Branchand has also spent twenty-five years in the field of government relations. His experience on Capital Hill includes serving as Foreign Policy Assistant to former Kansas Senator James B. Pearson and then as a professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
In the Executive Branch, he served as Special Assistant to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) and later as Director of Congressional Relations for the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) within the Department of Commerce.
He served for over eight years as a Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Dr. Nurnberger was the first director of "Builders for Peace", an organization established in 1993, with the encouragement of then-Vice President Al Gore, to encourage private sector investment. In this capacity, he dealt with international leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, as well as American and international business and political leaders.
He also spent two years as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he directed the Congressional relations program, ran a number of conferences, and co-authored and edited books dealing with Congressional leadership and the role of Congress in foreign policy. He is a Partner in a Washington, D.C. government relations firm, Nurnberger& Associates, which was founded in 1994.
Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1975
M.A., Columbia University, 1968
B.A., Queens College, 1967