Association for Israel Studies Conference


Keynote Address, by Moshe Halbertal

Moshe Halbertal, Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; Gruss Professor at the NYU School of Law and Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic and Civil Law at Harvard University, 2010-2011; Director of the Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish Civilization and a faculty member at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem


What Does the U.S. Want in the Middle East and What Should It Want?

Chair: Joel Migdal, Robert L. Philip Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington and former president of the Association for Israel Studies
Daniel Kurtzer, the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
David Makovsky, the Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process
Robert Malley, former Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and currently Program Director for Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group in Washington, D.C.
Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and senior fellow of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Arabs in the Jewish State

Chair: Ilan Troen, Brandeis University
As’ad Ghanem, Department of Political Science, University of Haifa
Israel Harel, Journalist and Head of the Institute for Zionist Strategy, Jerusalem, and founder of the Yesha Council
Nazir Mgally, Journalist and Author, Nazareth
Gabriela Shalev, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations (2008-2010) and President of the Higher Academic Council, Ono Academic College
Sammy Smooha, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa