Course DescriptionSeeing no progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the Oslo Accords, Israel successfully pursued a different approach towards peace by concluding peace treaties (Abraham Accords) with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. Although these treaties widened the horizon of peace in the Middle East, they have not helped bridge the political gap between Israel and Palestinian leaders and peoples. In fact, a new right-wing Israeli government has sanctioned the building of new settlements in violation of the spirit of the Abraham Accords; and the Palestinian leadership has sought the help of international organizations to sanction Israel. Meanwhile, tension and strife, including acts of terrorism against Israelis and strict security measures, have occurred. In this guided discussion, Dr. Rabil and attendees will probe the rising tension and explore both its possible outcomes and what should be done to help bring stability and peace to Israelis and Palestinians. Space is limited.
- Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
- Date: Tuesday, October 31
- Location: Lifelong Learning classrooms, Continuing Education Building
Member - $50
Non-member - $65
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $65.
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