Professor to help steer new European Association of Israel Studies
Professor Clive Jones, Chair of Middle East Studies and International Politics has been appointed a member of the steering committee of the new European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS).
Launching this September, the EAIS has been set up with aims to fulfil growing demand from students for knowledge of the political, cultural, social and economic issues facing the Middle East.
The association will be chaired by Colin Schindler, Professor of Israeli Studies at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London.
Prof. Jones says the association is determined to avoid any involvement from external bodies out to promote their particular point of view commenting "it's not supposed to be some tub-thumping bastion of Zionism, it's supposed to be a serious academic endeavour to examine the state of Israel from a number of disciplinary perspectives – culturally, sociologically, politically – and how these impact on Israel’s position in the region and globally.”
Clive has also recently been interviewed for the National Public Radio (USA) for their World Report Programme, on the current turmoil in Yemen which was broadcast on the 6 April 2011.