Course DescriptionThe Russian invasion of Ukraine has ended the post-Cold War era and ushered in a new era in uncharted waters. Cooperation, friendships, and alliances among nations have become virtually hostage to how the Big Powers’ War is conducted and supported. No nation other than Israel is facing the specter and dilemma of how to navigate the Big Powers’ War. Should Israel throw its diplomatic weight behind Ukraine, Russia has already signaled to Israel that this would not go unnoticed. Should Israel throw its diplomatic weight behind Russia, Ukraine, and most of the free world would censure Israel. Israel’s dilemma is how to morally support Ukraine without alienating Russia. Join Dr. Rabil for this lecture and explore the question of Israel’s dilemma and potentially serious threat against the backdrop of big powers and regional politics.
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Date: Tuesday, December 6
- Location: Friedberg Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Building
Member - $35
Non-member - $40
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $40.
About the Instructor
Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He earned doctoral degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and in 2022 he won the FAU Scholar of the Year award. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.
Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-19Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-13Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award