Tuesday, March 13, 2012

GIIS Conference: The Political Role of the Military in the Middle East

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
Presents a Conference On:

The Political Role of the Military in the Middle East
Date: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 8:45am – 12:45PM

Location: Prince Georges Room - STAMP Student Union

RSVP: http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/RSVP/Spring2012/conference.html
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Conference Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction – Yoram Peri, Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies, Director of The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

Welcoming Remarks – Dean Bonnie Thornton-Dill, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. - Panel One
Turkey
Henri BarkeyBernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor Department of International Relations
Lehigh University

Syria
David Schenker
Aufzien Fellow and Director,
Program on Arab Politics
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Jordan
Jillian Schwedler
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Massachusetts

Chair
Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy
Brookings Institution

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m
BREAK

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Panel Two
Egypt
Steven Cook
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Israel
Yoram Peri
Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies
Director, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
University of Maryland

Discussant
Kenneth Pollack
Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy
Brookings Institution

Chair
Madeline Zilfi
Professor
Department of History
University of Maryland