Decoding the Israeli Elections: Implications for Regional Politics
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Audience:Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton.
The Woodrow Wilson School and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton will host a public panel discussion titled, “Decoding the Israeli Elections: Implications for Regional Politics,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Panelists will include Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer, the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle Eastern Policy Studies and former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel; Uriel Abulof, a visiting professional specialist at the School’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination; Amaney A. Jamal, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and director of the Bobst Center; and Keren Yarhi-Milo, assistant professor of politics and international affairs at the Wilson School.
Kurtzer served as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005 and as the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001. Kurtzer's past positions include political officer at the American embassies in Cairo and Tel Aviv, deputy director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs, speechwriter on the Policy Planning Staff, deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Intelligence and Research. Kurtzer retired with the rank of Career-Minister after a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Abulof is an assistant professor of politics at Tel-Aviv University. He studies political legitimation and violence, focusing on nationalism, democratization, revolutions and ethnic conflicts in and beyond the Middle East.
Jamal directs the Workshop on Arab Political Development and is currently is president of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies The focus of her current research is democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. Her interests also include the study of Muslim and Arab Americans and the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the United States.
Yarhi-Milo is an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University’s Politics Department and the Wilson School. Her research and teaching focus on international relations and foreign policy with a particular specialization in international security, including foreign policy decision-making, interstate communication and crisis bargaining, intelligence and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Yarhi-Milo served in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Branch.
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