Jim_Lindsay_Jerusalem 2013 James Lindsay Takes Part in Eighth Annual Workshop on Israel and the Middle EastImage of

James Lindsay Takes Part in Eighth Annual Workshop on Israel and the Middle East

Jim_Lindsay_Jerusalem 2013Professor James Lindsay participated in the Eighth Annual Workshop on Israel and the Middle East hosted by Tel Aviv University’s Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (7-18 July 2013). The workshop’s 19 participants hailed from 11 different countries (Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Russian Federation, Turkey, USA) and from a wide range of academic disciplines including history, international relations, political science, security studies, and law. The intensive program provided an on-the-ground perspective of the history of various Middle Eastern conflicts and the region’s contemporary challenges. Each day workshop members learned from leading Israeli and Palestinian scholars as well as several current members of Knesset and former military leaders. Many of the sessions took place on location at some of the key locations of modern Middle East history; e.g., Tel Aviv and Jaffa along the central coast; the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem; Umm al-Fahm, Haifa, the Golan Heights, the Israeli-Syrian border, and the Israeli-Lebanese border in the north; and Ashkelon, Sderot, and the Israel-Gaza frontier in the south. One of the highlights of the workshop was the helicopter tour which provided a bird’s-eye view of central Israel along the coast, up to Jerusalem, and north along the security barrier between Israel and the West Bank. Past CSU participants in the workshop include Prof. Nathan Citino (History, 2007) and Prof. Gamze Cavdar (Political Science, 2012). For more information, see the program’s website: http://www.dayan.org/annual-tau-workshop-israel-and-middle-east