Starr Forum: Israelis and Palestinians: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Experts discuss the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians while also providing the historical context and a potential path forward.

Peter Krause is an Associate Professor of political science at Boston College and a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. He is the author of "Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win," (Cornell University Press, 2017), co-editor with Kelly Greenhill of "Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics" (Oxford University Press, 2018), and co-editor with Ora Szekely of "Stories from the Field: A Guide to Navigating Fieldwork in Political Science" (Columbia University Press, 2020). His research focuses on Middle East politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, political violence, rebels and revolution, and national movements. He is a former Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and Uppsala University.

Stephen Van Evera is Ford International Professor in the MIT Department of Political Science and a member of the MIT Security Studies Program. He works in several areas of international relations: the causes and prevention of war, US foreign policy, US security policy, US intervention in the Third World, international relations of the Middle East, and international relations theory. He has published books on the causes of war and on social science methodology, and articles on American foreign policy, American defense policy, nationalism and the causes of war, the origins of World War I, and US strategy in the War on Terror. He currently serves as chair of the Tobin Project committee on national security.

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies and the MIT Security Studies Program.

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