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Israel & the Middle East [clear filter]
Saturday, August 25
 

1:30pm

ISRAEL, PLO, HAMAS: ISRAELI - PALESTINIAN RELATIONS
The PLO and Hamas (might!) have finally come to an agreement to end their decade long conflict, but it immediately created a crisis in already-strained relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. What does the deal mean in practice, is Hamas really changing, and what will this all mean for Israel and the prospect of a future resumption of peace negotiations?

Speakers
avatar for Hagai M. Segal

Hagai M. Segal

Award-winning academic and internationally renowned consultant, commentator and keynote speaker Hagai M. Segal is a leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. An academic with New York University in London, and a guest lecturer... Read More →


Saturday August 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C168 Wharenui / Haifa

5:25pm

TRUMP, IRAN AND ISRAEL
Yes, you are going to have to accept it, Donald Trump is indeed the US president ! But what has this meant for US Foreign Policy, especially in regardsIsrael, Iran and the nuclear deal, and the Middle-East in general. Hagai, our visiting expert on geopolitics who has also participated in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, will reveal all!

Speakers
avatar for Hagai M. Segal

Hagai M. Segal

Award-winning academic and internationally renowned consultant, commentator and keynote speaker Hagai M. Segal is a leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. An academic with New York University in London, and a guest lecturer... Read More →


Saturday August 25, 2018 5:25pm - 6:25pm
C168 Wharenui / Haifa

7:45pm

FILM: THE WOMEN'S BALCONY
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.

Saturday August 25, 2018 7:45pm - 9:00pm
C175 / Akko
 
Sunday, August 26
 

9:00am

THE EMERGENCE OF TERRORIST SEMI-STATES
Does the emergence of terrorist "semi-states" -- rebel groups that hold and administer territory within the boundaries of recognized countries from which they launch attacks -- herald a new wave of terrorism?  And if so, how can affected nations best react?

Speakers
avatar for Ido Yahel

Ido Yahel

Ido Yahel is a PhD student from Israel in the department of politics at the University of Auckland. He is in his second year.  Ido also studied at Tel Aviv university, and in Sciences Po Paris. He used to work for the Israeli Foreign Affairs office and is passionate about Middle... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
C155 / Jerusalem

10:15am

THE SUNNI-SHIA SPLIT AND THE NEW MIDDLE-EAST IT'S FORGING
Explore the latest developments from the ever-changing Middle-East, including Syria-Iraq, the Kurdish dynamic, the supposed 'defeat' of ISIS/IS/Daesh, the Iran crisis, and the Sunni-Shia split driving many of these events. Hagai will explore what this might all mean for the future, and whether a new and different Middle-East is emerging.

Speakers
avatar for Hagai M. Segal

Hagai M. Segal

Award-winning academic and internationally renowned consultant, commentator and keynote speaker Hagai M. Segal is a leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. An academic with New York University in London, and a guest lecturer... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
C168 Wharenui / Haifa

1:30pm

SHIFTING ISRAELI RESPONSE TO TERROR: FROM LEBANON TO GAZA
Over time, Israel's responses to terrorist threats arising from Fatahland and Gaza have shown puzzling shifts between efforts to simply mitigate the risk of attack and and attempts to entirely eliminate the underlying hostile organizations.  Is this variation a response to changing beliefs about whether such organizations pose existential threats to Israel's survival?

Speakers
avatar for Ido Yahel

Ido Yahel

Ido Yahel is a PhD student from Israel in the department of politics at the University of Auckland. He is in his second year.  Ido also studied at Tel Aviv university, and in Sciences Po Paris. He used to work for the Israeli Foreign Affairs office and is passionate about Middle... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C152 / Netanya

2:45pm

MOROCCAN JEWRY: THE STANDARD BEARER OF SEPHARDIC JUDAISM
Leon will discuss the vanishing community of Moroccan Jewry and the opportunity and challenge of reclaiming our Sephardic past and roots.

Speakers
avatar for Leon Benbaruk

Leon Benbaruk

Leon was born in Morocco. He immigrated to Canada in 1964 and to New Zealand in 1980. He was an elected Rhodes Scholar in 1972 and studied at Keble College, Oxford. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Modern History Cum Laude from Loyola College and a Master of Arts in Islamic studies from... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
C152 / Netanya

4:00pm

GEOPOLITICS - NORTH KOREA, US, RUSSIA, CHINA AND WHETHER WE WILL SURVIVE 2018!
Trump, Putin, North Korea, Russia, Syria, China - 2018 has been quite a year! Why is this all happening, and what might come next? Will the global political order still exist by the year's end?!? Hagai will explain all!

Speakers
avatar for Hagai M. Segal

Hagai M. Segal

Award-winning academic and internationally renowned consultant, commentator and keynote speaker Hagai M. Segal is a leading authority on geopolitical issues, strategic risk, the Middle East and counter-terrorism. An academic with New York University in London, and a guest lecturer... Read More →


Sunday August 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
C168 Wharenui / Haifa