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Maxwell School to Host Panel Discussion on Israel-Hamas War
The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs’ Middle Eastern Studies Program will host a webinar titled “The Israel-Hamas War: What Is Happening and What Might Happen Next?” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET. Interested students, faculty and staff at Syracuse University should register in advance.
Moderated by Yael Zeira, associate professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the panelists include professors Amal Jamal (Tel Aviv University) and Dov Waxman (University of California, Los Angeles).
Jamal and Waxman will discuss the recent developments in the conflict between Hamas and Israel, placing these ongoing events in brief historical perspective. The panelists will also consider the conflict’s possible outcomes, its effects on domestic and global politics, and the role of the U.S. and other regional/international actors.
About the Speakers
Yael Zeira (moderator), associate professor of political science, Syracuse University
Zeira examines the causes and consequences of public opinion and political behavior in authoritarian and conflict settings, with a regional focus on the Middle East. She wrote “The Revolution Within: State Institutions and Unarmed Resistance in Palestine” (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and has published in journals that include Comparative Political Studies and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Her work has been supported by the Project on Middle East Political Science, New York University, Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, among others.
Dov Waxman (panelist), The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies and director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Waxman’s research focuses on the conflict over Israel-Palestine, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, American Jewry’s relationship with Israel, Jewish politics and contemporary antisemitism. He frequently gives media interviews and public talks on these topics. He is the author of four books, including his latest, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Amal Jamal (panelist), professor of political science, Tel-Aviv University
Jamal is full professor in the School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs at Tel Aviv University and served as the head of the department from 2006-09. He is currently the head of the Walter Lebach Institute for the Study of Jewish-Arab Coexistence and editor-in-chief of the leading Hebrew political science journal, The Public Sphere. His research fields include political theory, political communication, civil society, democratization and civil liberalization, social movements, postcolonial studies, the cultural industries and minority nationalism. Jamal has extensively published on these topics in four languages (English, German, Hebrew and Arabic). His recent publications include the book, “Reconstructing the Civic: Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel” (SUNY, 2020).