Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Teaching About Israel and Palestine

Teaching About Israel and Palestine

Date : Sat., October 25, 2014 to Sun., October 26, 2014 Category : Butcher History Institute

Perhaps one of the more polarizing subjects in academia, the Israel-Palestine conflict is a difficult issue for teachers to teach, shrouded as it is in myths, calumnies, and mis-apprehensions.  In this weekend-long program, FPRI’s Butcher History Institute offers diverse scholarly perspectives on the historical roots of the conflict and the possible solutions, while grappling with the complexities of teaching the subject. 

A full compilation of the videos from this riveting History Institute can be found here.

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

10/25/2014 - 08:45am to 09:00am
Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair of FPRI's Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations and Professor of History,University of Pennsylvania

Alan Luxenberg

President, FPRI

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Welcoming Remarks

The Palestine Mandate

10/25/2014 - 09:00am to 10:15am
Adam Garfinkle

Editor, The American Interest

Related Article(s):

Origins of the Palestine Mandate

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The Palestine Mandate

The Birth and Evolution of Zionism

10/25/2014 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Liora Halperin

Assistant Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder

Related Material(s):

The Origins and Evolution of Zionism (PPT)

Related Article(s):

Origins and Evolution of Zionism

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The Birth and Evolution of Zionism

The Birth and Evolution of Palestinian Nationalism

10/25/2014 - 12:45pm to 02:00pm
Ann M. Lesch

Emeritus Professor, American University of Cairo

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The Birth and Evolution of Palestinian Nationalism

The Partition of Palestine

10/25/2014 - 02:15pm to 03:30pm
Bernard Wasserstein

Harriet & Ulrich E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Modern European Jewish History,University of Chicago

Related Article(s):

The Partition of Palestine

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The Partition of Palestine

Teaching the Israel Palestine Conflict

10/25/2014 - 03:45pm to 05:15pm
Shai Feldman

Judy and Sidney Swartz Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Abdel Monem Said Aly

Director, Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Cairo

Khalil Shikaki

Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah

Related Article(s):

Ten Things Students Need To Know About the Origins of Israel and Palestine

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Teaching the Israel Palestine Conflict

The History of the Peace Process

10/25/2014 - 08:30am to 09:45am
Shibley Telhami

Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park

Related Article(s):

The History of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process

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The History of the Peace Process

Public Opinion in Israel and Palestine

10/25/2014 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Justin Scott Finkelstein

Harvey Sicherman Scholar, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Related Material(s):

Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion on Solutions to the Arab-Israeli Conflict (PPT)

Related Article(s):

The Meaning of Israeli-Palestinian Polls: What They Are Willing to Accept is Different From What They Want

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Public Opinion in Israel and Palestine

Does the Two-State Solution Have a Future?

10/25/2014 - 11:00am to 12:45pm
Trudy Rubin

Columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer

Hussein Ibish

Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP)

Asher Susser

Professor of Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University

Related Multimedia:

Does the Two-State Solution Have a Future?

Location

Venue

Hotel Palomar

117 South 17th Street PA Philadelphia 19103

Registration links

Register Deadline

Mon., September 15, 2014

WHAT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:

Forty participants will be selected to receive:

  • complimentary overnight accommodations for those outside of the Philadephia vicinity;
  • complimentary lunch and dinner on Saturday, plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $200 for well-developed lesson plans for posting on our website that effectively utilize the experience of the weekend conference, or documentation of in-service presentations based on the weekend;
  • partial travel reimbursements (up to $250) for participants outside the vicinity of the conference center;
  • subscription to E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.
  • a certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction. In addition, for those interested, college credit is available for a small fee through our cooperating institution, Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • Videotapes of the entire conference will be posted subsequently on our website, plus texts of selected lectures.

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