The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

Join us for a panel discussion with:

Prof. Nadya Hajj (Wellesley College)

Prof. Peter Krause (Boston College)

Prof. Ora Szekely (Clark University)

Prof. Jeremy Pressman, moderator (UConn)

“The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations”

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Center

Reception to follow

Sponsored by Middle East Studies, Global Affairs, POLS, the CLAS Dean’s Office, and the Research Foundation

Profs. Krause, Szekely, Hajj

Profs. Krause, Szekely, Hajj

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Dyson on Nimoy

Prof. Stephen Dyson wrote about Leonard Nimoy’s professional life, focusing on how his work on Star Trek bridged the pop culture / politics divide. Congratulations!

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Sayed Kashua at UConn, March 11

Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and noted journalist, humorist, and author will speak at UConn on Wednesday, March 11:

“Living with a Dual Identity”

7:00 pm in Laurel Hall 101

The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Sponsored by Middle East Studies, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Global Affairs, the Department of English, the Human Rights Institute, and the Humanities Institute.

Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular (all published in English by Grove Atlantic)Kashua’s books may be purchased in advance via the UConn Co-op.

Students interested in a personal, informal discussion with Kashua earlier in the day should contact Prof. Jeremy Pressman directly for further details.

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Dyson on Oscars

Prof. Stephen Dyson took part in an expert reaction roundtable on the Oscars, praising Best Picture winner Birdman and consensus runner-up Boyhood.

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Prof. Richards: Book and More

Prof. David Richards is co-author, with Jillienne Haglund, of a new book, Violence Against Women and the Law (Paradigm). Nicola Henry, of La Trobe University (Australia), said of the book:

“This is an impressive and far-reaching study of the role of law in eradicating violence against women in a global context. The authors use robust empirical data to examine whether the law actually makes a difference in the lives of women from 196 countries in the world. The authors expertly unravel the complexities of law’s influence and impact on gender-based inequality and violence, underscoring the need for cross-national data that track adoption and enforcement of domestic and international laws over time.”


Of late, Prof. Richards also was a guest on NPR’s Where We Live where he talked about the Senate Report on Torture. Listen here.

In addition (!), Prof. Richards blogged over at the WaPo’s Monkey Cage: “How laws around the world do and do not protect women from violence.” Well done!

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LECTURE: Al-Qaeda’s Branching Out Strategy and Its Consequences

Please join us for an upcoming talk:

Prof. Barak Mendelsohn (Haverford College)
“Expansion and Decline: Al-Qaeda’s Branching Out Strategy and Its Consequences”

February 11, 2015 (snow date: February 25)
12:00 pm in Oak 438

Light refreshments.

Sponsored by Middle East Studies.

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LECTURE: Making Globalization Work for All

Please join us for a Lecture with
Professor Richard Locke
“From Apple to Nike: Making Globalization Work for All”

Monday, February 23, 2015 NEW DATE
4:00-5:00 pm
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Center

Richard M. Locke is the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies and a professor of political science and public and international affairs at Brown University.  Locke was named a 2005 Faculty Pioneer in Academic Leadership by The Aspen Institute and awarded the MIT Class of 1960 Teaching Innovation Award in 2007 and the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in June 2008. He currently chairs the Apple Academic Advisory Board, a group of independent academics who are working with Apple to improve labor conditions among the company’s suppliers.

Co-Sponsored by
The Human Rights Institute, UConn School of Business, and
the Thomas J. Dodd Center

To request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and for any other questions regarding this event, please contact Lyndsay Nalbandian at Lyndsay.Nalbandian at

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