Tuesday, March 19, 2024
In person at McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
or online via YouTube livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVq9JhkmNyo
The Hamas-engineered massacre of October 7, 2023 stunned and shocked Israel and the Jewish world to the core. It triggered a massive Israeli response that has reduced large parts of northern Gaza to rubble. Supporters of Israel and the Palestinians are more bitterly divided than ever, around the world and especially on college campuses. What are the roots of today’s conflict? And what does it portend for the future of the region?
To gain insight into this latest stage in a brutal and divisive conflict that has ebbed and flowed for over a century, Fordham University’s Center for Jewish Studies is sponsoring a four-part series on the history of the conflict with Dr. Hussein Ibish and Prof. David Myers. In 2017-2018, Ibish and Myers came to campus to deliver a three-part series on the history of this conflict. Five years later, they return to Fordham to offer an in-depth perspective on the history of Israel-Palestine in light of the current moment.
This is the third in a four-part series. For more information about the series please visit: https://jewishstudies.ace.fordham.edu/how-did-we-get-here-a-deep-dive-into-the-history-of-israel-and-palestine/
Dr. Hussein Ibish is a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW). He is a weekly columnist for The National and previously served as a Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine.
Prof. David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair of Jewish History at UCLA. The author and editor of many books, he directs the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy and the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate.
The event series is co-presented by the Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Religion and Culture, Department of History, the International Studies Program, and the Middle Eastern Studies Program.