Symposium Schedule | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Symposium Schedule

Each panel will include two 45-minute presentations, followed by a 30-minute discussion session. 
 The panel

1:00 - 3:00pm
Foreign Policy & Domestic Political Change in America, 
as It Relates to the U.S.’s Relationship with Israel

Peter Beinart - Professor of Political Science and Journalism,
City University of New York 
“The Past and Present of American Zionism”

Gil Ribak - Schusterman Fellow in Judaic Studies, The Arizona Center for 
Judaic Studies, The University of Arizona
“Interdependence or Growing Alienation: The Ambivalent Relationship
Between Israel and American Jews”

Coffee Break 3:00 - 3:30pm

3:30 - 5:30pm
Foreign Policy and Domestic Political Change in Israel, 
as It Relates to Israel’s Relationship with the U.S.

Steven Spiegel - Professor, Political Science and Director, Center for
Middle East Development, UCLA
“Change in the U.S. - Israeli Relationship: It Ain’t Paradigmatic and
It Ain’t What You Think Either”

Itamar Rabinovich - Distinguished Global Professor at NYU and
Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution
“The Peace Process as a Determinant in U.S. - Israeli Relations”

Dinner Break 5:30 - 7:00pm

7:00 - 9:00pm
Future Trends in U.S.-Israel Relations

David Makovsky  - Director of the Project on the Middle East 
Peace Process at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
“The Impact of the Arab Spring on U.S. - Israel Relations: 
A Preliminary Assessment?”

Alon Pinkas - Consul General of Israel to New York from 2000-2004
“The Interplay of Foreign Policy Interests and Domestic Determinants”

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