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Iran and Israel in Global Perspective: Weighing the Risks and Prospects

Lecture Series on Israels 60th Featuring: Eldad Pardo, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace

Thursday, April 10, 2008
4:00 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1447
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Eldad Pardo studies strategy, culture and politics in the Middle East covering topics pertaining to Iran, the Arab world, Turkey and Israel. Dr. Pardo earned his doctoral degree in history at UCLA and holds a master’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He teaches at Hebrew University in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and at the Rothberg School and at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva. His courses cover a range of topics from strategy and foreign relations to cinema, theater and literature.

Dr. Pardo heads two research groups at the Truman Institute, "Religious Actors in Conflict Areas” (RACA) and "Iran in Global Perspectives” (IGP), which he founded, and is a member of the "Iraq Reinvented" research group. He ís also the founder of the Truman Institute's "East for Life" project.                                                  

Dr. Pardo is an experienced commentator, speaker and writer on Middle East affairs and has been interviewed by all major Israeli TV channels and radio stations as well as the foreign press. He gives regular briefings to foreign diplomats and scholars. In 1987 he initiated the groundbreaking radio show “Between Enemies,” which marked the first time Arabs living in countries in a state of war with Israel spoke to Israeli citizens in a live broadcast. As a diplomatic correspondent and commentator for the Voice of Israel in Arabic, Dr. Pardo covered Israeli politics for Arab listeners for a number of years.

We present this lecture with the cooperation of Hillel at UCLA and American Friends of the Hebrew University


Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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