Current Developments in Middle Eastern Politics and Religion
Date: April 18, 2007
Location: 24 Quincy Road, Boisi Center
Time: 12 - 1:30 PM
The dynamic situation in the Middle East -- including the conflicts in Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Iran, Iraq and elsewhere -- continues to perplex policymakers and threaten peace and security in the region. Professor Shai Feldman, an internationally recognized expert in Middle Eastern studies, will join us to discuss recent developments and future prospects in the region.
Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Before joining the Crown Center, Feldman served from 1997 to 2005 as head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He also serves on the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a member of the U.N. Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. The author of numerous publications, including Bridging the Gap: A Future Security Architecture for the Middle East (1997), and Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons from the Middle East (2003), he earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.