Presidential Elections, Global Justice, National Security and Middle East Conflict: Political Science at YU
April 7 Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program to Feature Foreign Relations Experts on “Toppling Middle East Dictators” With widespread social and political unrest in the Middle East, Yeshiva University will host a discussion entitled “Toppling Middle East Dictators” featuring Bloomberg View Executive Editor James P. Rubin and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David E. Sanger. The lecture…
“If Israel and America have such a special relationship why can’t they get along?” asked Daniel Kurtzer, retired U.S. Ambassador to both Israel and Egypt, and professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Anthony Weiner, the fourth-term Congressman representing New York’s 9th District and a hopeful for the 2009 New York City mayoral race, visited campus recently to talk to students about Israel and its strategic position in a most unstable region.
The 2004-5 academic year at Yeshiva University boasts a line-up of exciting new courses, covering the academic spectrum from physics to the arts to Jewish studies. The courses, a few of which are profiled here, knit together disparate fields of thought and respond to the latest developments in research, business, and world events.
Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes, recently appointed by President George W. Bush to the board of the US Institute for Peace, will discuss “Activism for a New Middle East” at Yeshiva University on Tuesday, September 23. The 8 pm program, open to the public, will take place in Weissberg Commons, Belfer Hall, on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue at 184th Street in Manhattan.