When it comes to conflict resolution, can democracy do more harm than good? Oded Haklai, an editor of Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel’s Peacemaking, will discuss how Israel’s domestic political configurations can inhibit attempts to peacefully resolve conflicts. Reflecting on how issues like religious identity, frequent leadership turnover, and government structures matter in terms of conflict resolution, Dr. Haklai will offer policy-relevant and timely ideas for advancing Israel’s capacity to pursue effective peacemaking policies.
Oded Haklai is an associate professor of political studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he teaches courses on Middle East politics, Israel, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and comparative politics and international relations. His research focuses on aspects of Jewish Israeli-Palestinian relations, ethnic conflict, and other peace, conflict, and security studies issues. Winner of several prestigious research grants, Haklai has held visiting fellowships at the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University, the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School, George Washington University.Haklai is the author of Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel (2011).
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Learn about Israeli culture, sample popular snacks, and practice your Israeli folk dancing skills at this annual celebration of the University of Maryland.