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Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal, and a Visiting Scholar affiliated with the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.
Troy's book, Why I Am a Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity and the Challenges of Today, has been hailed as a must read, and the most persuasive presentation of the Zionist case in decades. It has been released in a third expanded and updated edition, having sold over 25,000 copies.
Troy is a native of Queens, New York. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. After receiving his Ph. D in History in 1988, he taught History and Literature at Harvard for two years. In September 1990, Troy became an assistant professor of history at McGill University. In 1995, Troy was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure. From 1997 to 1998 he served as chairman of McGill's history department. In March, 1999 he was promoted to Full Professor. Maclean's magazine has repeatedly labeled him one of McGill's Popular Profs and the History News Network designated him one of its first 12 Top Young Historians. He has appeared on most major Canadian and American television networks and has been widely published and quoted in the media.