[BTVS-DC Metro] Upcoming events
Just wanted to let you know about a few upcoming events at
Georgetown University that might be of interest to you. It's
noteworthy that Mearsheimer and Walt will be at this first event
since their article on the Israel Lobby generated quite a
controversy when it appeared in the London Review of
(You might recall that Michael Massing wrote a response in the
New York Review of Books which critiqued the article and
reviewed the public reaction to it.
I apologize for the last minute notice, but I hope some of you
will have the opportunity to check out these events.
BTVS DC METRO
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
presents events the week of September 18-24, 2006
The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
with John J. Mearsheimer, PhD
& Stephen M. Walt, PhD
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
6:30pm (Doors open 6:15pm)
John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicagos Department of
Political Science and Stephen Walt of Harvard Universitys
Kennedy School of Government, who have collaborated on several
pieces about the Middle East, will discuss their recent working
paper, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, and its response
in the academic, political, and social spheres. They will
discuss how the Israel lobby, one of the most powerful interest
groups in American politics, influences US foreign policy in
ways that are detrimental to both the United States and Israel.
This event will be moderated by Dean Emeritus Peter Krogh.
John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished
Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of
the Program on International Security Policy at the University
of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. Dr Mearsheimer has
published three books: Conventional Deterrence (1983), which won
the Edgar S. Furniss, Jr., Book Award; Liddell Hart and the
Weight of History (1988); and The Tragedy of Great Power
Politics (2001), which won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize.
Stephen M. Walt is Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of
International Affairs and Academic Dean at the Kennedy School of
Government of Harvard University. He holds a BA in international
relations from Stanford University and an MA and PhD in
political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
He previously taught at Princeton University and the University
of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science
Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. Dr. Walt
is the author of The Origins of Alliances, which received the
1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award; Revolution
and War; and Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S.
Space is limited, RSVP seating is provided on a first come first
served basis. Please RSVP to
Notes on the War: Lebanon, Summer 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
241 ICC, CCAS Boardroom
Maya Mikdashi will be sharing her experiences working, writing,
and filming on the ground in Lebanon during the Israel-Lebanon
war. She will address 'internal' debates within the Lebanese
state/society that were sparked by this conflict and 'internal'
responses to international discourses on the war. Video will be
shown that gives voice to Lebanese citizens that were displaced
by the war, and includes images of the destruction wrought upon
the southern suburbs of Beirut by the Israel Defense Forces.
Maya Mikdashi, MAAS 2003, is a doctoral candidate in
Anthropology at Columbia University. She is co-director of About
Baghdad, and is currently a member of Quilting Point
Productions, working on a multi-disciplinary film project
concerning the prevalent discourse on terrorism.
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