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War in the Middle East Lecture Series

December 20, 2023

Join us for War in the Middle East, a series of talks and discussions on the aftermath of Oct. 7, the war in Gaza and responses worldwide. Moderator: Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School Professor of International Studies and Middle East expert

Weekly from Jan. 16 to Feb. 27, 2024 at the University of Washington in Seattle.

This lecture series is free and open to students and the public. RSVP for the lectures here

Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.


Tuesday, Jan. 16
Title: On the Ground in Israel Now
Speaker: Joel Migdal (UW Jackson School)

Monday, Jan. 22
Title: Hope and Despair in Israel/Palestine
Speakers: Mira Sucharov (Carleton University) and Omar M. Dajani (University of the Pacific); Moderator: Liora Halperin (UW Jackson School)

Tuesday, Jan. 30
Title: The Question of Palestine and the Evolution of Solidarity and Resistance in the U.S.
Speaker: Karam Dana (UW Bothell)

Tuesday, Feb. 6
Title: The ‘New Elites’ of X: Identifying the Most Influential Accounts Engaged in Hamas/Israel Discourse
Speakers: Kate Starbird; Mert
Bayar; Mike Caulfield (UW Center for an Informed Public)

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Title: Regional Repercussions of the War
Speaker: Marc Lynch (The George Washington University)

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Title: The U.S. and Crisis Response
Speaker: Amanda Sloat (former member U.S. National Security Council)

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Title: Israel-Hamas: Will this be the Last War?
Speaker: Daniel C. Kurtzer (Amb. (ret); Princeton University)

For more information about locations and times, please click here