Feldman to discuss impact of Arab Spring on Israel

Alumni Association’s online Faculty Lecture Forum is Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.

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Prof. Shai Feldman

A record number of Brandeisians from around the world are expected to participate in an online, interactive lecture that will explore the impact of the Arab Spring on Israel from 7 to 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Brandeis Professor Shai Feldman will discuss the effect the uprisings in the Arab world have had on Israel’s security and standing in the Middle East in the latest installment of the Brandeis University Alumni Association’s three-year-old Faculty Lecture Forum initiative.

Nearly 400 members of the Brandeis off-campus community — alumni, parents, friends and members of the Brandeis National Committee — pre-registered for the lecture and many more people are expected to participate. Following the lecture, viewers can ask questions in real time through a live chat feature.

Feldman will focus on developments in Egypt and Syria and their impact on Israeli national security interests. He will also explore the Palestinian quest for United Nations recognition of independent statehood and its implications for Israel.

Feldman serves as the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis. He is also a senior fellow and a member of the board of directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he serves as co-chair (with former Under-Secretary of State Nicholas Burns) of the Crown-Belfer Middle East Seminar.

The Faculty Lecture Forum brings the richness of the Brandeis classroom experience to members of the university's off-campus community. Through a live online simulcast, distinguished Brandeis faculty members discuss relevant topics of the day. Past lecturers have included President Fred Lawrence; Steve Whitfield, the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization; Greg Petsko, the Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacodynamics; David Hackett Fischer, the Earl Warren Professor of History; and E.J. Graff, a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

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