Date: Monday, March 2, 2015
Location: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place
Title: The Politics of Peace in Israel
With earth-shaking changes taking place all over the Middle East and the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians stalled, Israelis remain divided on how – and if – peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs in the region can be achieved. Michael Keren presents various attitudes and reactions in Israel towards the current threats and opportunities facing the country as reflected in public opinion polls as well as in contemporary Israeli thought and literature.
Speaker: Professor Michael Keren is an Israeli political scientist and holder of a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary. He is the author of many books including Ben-Gurion and the Intellectuals: Power, Knowledge and Charisma, The Pen and the Sword: Israeli Intellectuals and the Making of the Nation State, Professionals against Populism: The Peres Government and Democracy, The Citizen’s Voice: Twentieth Century Politics and Literature, We Are Coming, Unafraid: The Jewish Legions and the Promised Land in the First World War, International Intervention: Sovereignty vs. Responsibility, War Memory and Popular Culture, and others.