The Israel Dialogues: Winter 2023
Gabi Ben-Dor “The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East”
Thursday, March 2, 12:00-1:30 pm
Our celebrated Israel programming returns to your screens on January 12, heralding a new season of insightful discussion into the state of Israel! Presented by a respected cross-section of leading academics and scholars, the Israel Dialogues is an incredible window into the challenges and successes of the Jewish state. The Israel Dialogues provides an opportunity for learners across the world to engage fundamental issues facing Israelis and the Jewish Diaspora alike. A diverse range of topics include discussion on regional and international context and include principal factors which affect Israel’s place in global affairs.
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Gabriel Ben-Dor is Professor of Political Science at the University of Haifa in Israel. He holds a doctorate in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Princeton University in the United States. He served as the Rector of the University, and also held the posts of Chairman of the Department of Political Science, Director of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, and Dean of Research. Previously he held the elected position of President of the Israel Political Science Association. Until recently he directed the graduate study program at the National Defense College, the highest course of the studies in the Israeli Defense Forces. He was also the founder and director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa. He has recently completed a six-year term as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. For over twenty years Ben-Dor lectured at the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, England, one of the leading institutions for national security affairs in the world.
Gabriel Ben-Dor has published seven books and over one hundred and twenty articles in scholarly journals on Middle East politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, national security affairs, strategic studies, ethnic problems, and political theory. His books include Transition in Israel, Confidence Building in the Middle East (with David Dewitt), and Minorities in the Arab World. Recent articles address the concept of strategic culture and action in the Middle East, civil-military relations in Israel, the evolution of national security doctrines in Israel, the political sociology of national security in Israel, national resilience of democracies facing terrorism, and the tension between democratic values on the one hand, and challenges of national security on the other. At present, he is at work on a major book dealing with the problems of countering terrorism in democratic societies.