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"The Ethics, Politics, and Strategy of Israel's War in Gaza" with Dov Waxman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C), and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz (L) visit a tactical headquarters of the IDF in southern Israel near the border with Gaza on July 21, 2014.
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"The Ethics, Politics, and Strategy of Israel's War in Gaza" with Dov Waxman

Seminar
Series: Middle East Initiative Speaker Series
Open to the Public - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor
October 9, 2014
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Projects: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Middle East Initiative

Description:

A seminar with Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies and co-director of the Middle East Center at Northeastern University.

Dr. Waxman will discuss Israel's recent military campaign in Gaza, applying Just War Theory to assess the ethics of the actions of the Israeli military during the conflict. He will also discuss Israeli†political decision-making before, during, and after†the conflict, and assess the conflict's impact on Israeli politics and society.

About Dov Waxman:

Dov Waxman is Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies at Northeastern University and the co-director of its Middle East Center. He teaches courses on International Relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Israeli Politics and Society.† He has previously taught at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Bowdoin College. †He has also held fellowships and visiting appointments at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, the Middle East Technical University, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, the Avraham Harman Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and St. Johnís College at the University of Oxford.

Originally from London, England, Dov Waxman attended Oxford University as an undergraduate studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics, before moving to the United States for his graduate studies at Johns Hopkins Universityís School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. While in Washington DC, he also worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He is the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and the coauthor (with Ilan Peleg) of Israelís Palestinians: The Conflict Within (Cambridge University Press, 2011). He has published over 50 scholarly and popular articles and†is a frequent commentator on Middle East affairs on television and radio.

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