Faculty Crash Course 2018 Program

seminar participants


Israel: Balance and Complexity 
January 9 - 12, 2018
Location: Kimmel Center for University Life, NYC

PROGRAM

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

9:30-10:30 "Overview of the Field of Israel Studies - Why the Teaching of Israel in the Academy Matters"
Rachel Fish, Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, and
Shahar Sadeh, Director, Faculty Engagement Program, JCRC-NY

10:30-12:30 "Origins of Zionism"
Rachel Fish, Associate Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

12:30-2:00 Lunch – Introductions

2:00-4:00 "Conflict and Negotiations"
Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute, Washington DC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

9:30-11:30 "Narrating the Nation"
Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair, Brandeis University

12:00-1:30 Lunch – speaker TBD

2:00-4:00 "Jerusalem and Politics of Space and Planning"
Lior Lehrs, Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University

Thursday, January 11, 2018

9:30-11:30 "Jewishness in Israel"
David Ellenson, Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and Visiting Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 "The State of Palestinian Political Leadership and the Peace Process"
Ghaith al-Omari, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute

5:30 Cocktails and Screening “Four Hundred Miles to Freedom”
Discussion with the film producers and directors Avishai Mekonen and Shari Rothfarb Mekonen

Friday, January 12, 2018

9:00-10:30 "Environment and Peace along Israeli-Arab Borders"
Shahar Sadeh, Adjunct Instructor at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Visiting Scholar at New York University

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 "Pedagogy of Israel"
David Ellenson

12:15-1:30 Lunch and Wrap-up

We are grateful for the generous support of The Solelim Fund which has made possible this collaboration between the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Jewish Community Relations Council, New York.

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