Avi Shlaim to Speak in Yale Lecture Series

On Sunday, November 11, Avi Shlaim, professor of International Relations at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, will speak at Yale on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and the war in Afghanistan.

“America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1991-2001” will take place at 7 p.m. in Room 102, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street.

The talk is the seventh event in a lecture and discussion series, “Democracy, Security and Justice: Perspectives on the American Future,” which was conceived as a forum for the expression of differing views on controversial topics by Yale faculty members Cynthia Farrar and John Gaddis.

“The Democracy, Security and Justice lecture and discussion series offers weekly opportunities for the Yale community to consider the implications of the terrorist attack and the current conflict,” says Gaddis, who is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History.

“Our series seeks to meet the responsibilities of a great university: to help the students, the faculty and the wider community engage in a serious, informed, wide-ranging and reflective exploration of the issues at stake,” Farrar adds. Farrar is an associate professor at the Child Study Center and director of Urban Academic Initiatives in the Office of New Haven and State Affairs. The series opened on October 2 with an address by former U.S. Senator and national security adviser Gary Hart. Recent guest speakers in the series include Father Bryan Hehir, head of the Harvard Divinity School, and Michael Rubin, a journalist and expert on the Middle East. Most recently, Donald Kagan, the Hillhouse Professor of Classics and History and author of the book “While America Sleeps,” spoke on Sunday, November 4, about the causes and implications of the September 11 attacks.

The guest speakers for the remainder of the term include:

On Monday, November 26, Ruth Wedgwood, Yale Law School, will speak on “Rethinking the Role of International Organizations.” Her talk will take place at 7 p.m. in Levinson auditorium, Yale Law School.

On Monday, December 3, Fareed Zakaria, a reporter at Newsweek International, will speak on the political and economic context of the current conflict. His talk, which is co-sponsored with the Poynter Fellowship program, will take place at 7 p.m., Battell Chapel, corner of Elm and College streets.

For an updated schedule, videos and transcripts of past lectures, links to other sources of information and a comprehensive guide to related events at Yale: visit the web site: www.yale.edu/dsj.

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