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The impact of the U.S. elections on U.S.-Israeli relations

Date & time
Sunday, November 22, 2020
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed

Speaker(s)

Csaba Nikolenyi, Yael Aronoff, Daniel C. Kurtzer, Jonathan Rynhold, Tamara Cofman Wittes

Cost

This event is free

Contact

Csaba Nikolenyi

Where

Online

Cluster of five portraits of participating speakers over an American flag in the background: three men and two woman, all smiling and facing the camera

The panel will be moderated by Csaba Nikolenyi, professor of political science and director of the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University. His current research focuses on legislative politics in the Knesset and he is completing a book on the history of party switching and Kalanterism

Speakers

Yael Aronoff
Director of the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel; Serling Chair of Israel Studies

Aronoff is associate professor of political science and international relations at James Madison College at MSU. Aronoff is currently serving as the president of the Association of Israel Studies.

Daniel C. Kurtzer
Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs

During a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Kurtzer served as the United States ambassador to Israel and as the United States ambassador to Egypt. He served as deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs and as principal deputy assistant secretary for Intelligence and Research.

Jonathan Rynhold
Director of the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People

His latest book, The Arab-Israel Conflict in American Political Culture, will soon be published by Cambridge University Press.

Tamara Cofman Wittes
Senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, where she focuses on U.S. policy in the Middle East.

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