Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Roundtable Panel Discussion: Palestine and Israel amid the ‘Arab Awakening’

08 March 2012 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm | Workshop

Geography East Lecture Theatre (G.23)

Organised by the International Relations and Security research group, this roundtable panel discussion will include the following speakers:

Professor James Piscatori
School of Government and International Affairs, University of Durham

Professor James Piscatori is one of the world’s leading scholars' on Political Islam. Before coming to Durham, he was Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford; and Professor of International Politics in the University of Aberystwyth. He has also been Senior Fellow at two research institutions - the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  His recent publication include Muslim Politics (2004),  and with Paul  Dresch, Monarchies and Nations: Globalization and Identity in the Arab States of the Gulf (2005).

Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards
School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queens University, Belfast

Professor Beverley Milton-Edwards is an acknowledged authority of world renown on Islamic movements across the Middle East but with particular reference to Hamas. She is director of the MA Violence, Terrorism and Security at QUB where she also teaches on Political Islam, Middle Eastern Politics,  and National and Ethnic Conflict management . Her many publications include Contemporary Politics in the Middle East (2010); HAMAS: The Islamic Resistance Movement (2010); The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a People's War (2008) and Islamic Politics in Palestine (1996).

Dr Alan Craig
School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

Dr Alan Craig is the Pears Lecturer in Israel and Middle East Studies in the School of Politics and International Studies.  Hi research focuses on the dynamic relationship between Israel’s construction of international humanitarian law (IHL), the conduct of its military operations and Israel’s state legitimacy.  His book, Israel’s Front of Legitimacy will be published in 2012 with Lexington Press in the United States.

Location Details

Geography East Lecture Theatre  (G.23)

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