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War in the Middle East Lecture Series

December 15, 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

Location: University of Washington campus in Seattle. Please check each lecture listing below for as venues vary.

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.

Sharing some additional UW community resources on this topic

LIST OF SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

Tuesday, Jan. 16 | Husky Union Building (HUB) 211B-South Ballroom
Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.

Title: On the Ground in Israel Now
Speakers: A pre-recorded conversation featuring Joel Migdal, Professor Emeritus, Jackson School of International Studies with Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School Professor of International Studies and Middle East expert. This will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Alan Dowty, Affiliate Professor, Jewish Studies, University of Washington; Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Watch the Jan. 16 recording

Listen to the Jan. 16 audio recording


Monday, Jan. 22 | Kane Hall 130
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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)

A list of resources on Israel/Palestine compiled by Mira Sucharov and Omar M. Dajani

Watch the Jan. 22 recording

Listen to the Jan. 22 audio recording


Tuesday, Jan. 30 | Husky Union Building (HUB) 211B-South Ballroom
Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
Title:
The Question of Palestine and the Evolution of Solidarity and Resistance in the U.S.
Speaker: Karam Dana (UW Bothell)

Watch the Jan. 30 recording

Listen to the Jan. 30 audio recording


Tuesday, Feb. 6 | Husky Union Building (HUB) 211B-South Ballroom
Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.

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)

Watch the recording

Listen to the Feb. 6 audio recording


Tuesday, Feb. 13 | Architecture Hall 147
Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
Title: Regional Repercussions of the War
Speaker: Marc Lynch (The George Washington University)

Watch the Feb. 13 recording

Listen to the Feb. 13 audio recording


*EVENT CANCELLED*

Tuesday, Feb. 20 | Husky Union Building (HUB) 211A-North Ballroom
Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
Title: The U.S. and Crisis Response
Speaker: Amanda Sloat (former member U.S. National Security Council) – TBC


Tuesday, Feb. 27 | Architecture Hall 147
Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
Title: Israel-Hamas: Will this be the Last War?
Speaker: Daniel C. Kurtzer (Ambassador (ret); Princeton University)

Watch this space for the recording!


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