In the realm of U.S.-Israel relations, the two-term Obama presidency was characterized by close cooperation between the two countries' defense and intelligence communities amidst tense relations between the two countries' leaders. What improvements in the two countries' relations might be expected with the advent of the Trump presidency and what would be the impact of these improvements? And what new challenges might the relations between the U.S. and Israel face in the coming years and what would be the likely ramifications of these challenges?
Prof. Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics at Brandeis University. Prof. Feldman is also a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute in London. In 1997-2005, he was Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University and in 2001-2003, he served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.
Prof. Feldman is the author of numerous publications. These include six books: Israeli Nuclear Deterrence: A Strategy for the 1980s (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982); The Future of U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation (Washington D.C.: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1996); Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in the Middle East (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997); Bridging the Gap: A Future Security Architecture for the Middle East (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 – with Abdullah Toukan (Jordan); and, Track-II Diplomacy: Lessons from the Middle East (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003 – with Hussein Agha, Ahmad Khalidi, and Zeev Schiff). His new book (with Abdel Monem Said Aly and Khalil Shikaki), Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East, was published in December 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan.
This event will take place on March 21, 2017 at 7pm in the new Environment and Natural Resources 2 building (ENR2), located at 1064 E. Lowell St. Parking is conveniently located in the Sixth Street Garage (1201 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85719, United States), immediately next door to ENR2, and accessed from Sixth St. This event is free and open to the public. PLEASE SEE THE MAP BELOW!
Beginning at 6pm, there will be a reception held in Jeffrey Plevan's honor. This will be free and open to the public.