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Israel-Palestine In Context: A Regional Political Perspective
Israel-Palestine In Context: A Regional Political Perspective

Thu, Feb 08


Bellarmine Prep School, Connelly Center

Israel-Palestine In Context: A Regional Political Perspective

With Dr. Etga Ugur, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Bellarmine Prep School, Connelly Center , 2300 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA

About the event

Dr. Ugur’s remarks will offer a political and historical context to the most recent episode of war and humanitarian crisis in Israel-Palestine. He will discuss the roots, evolution, and political dynamics of the conflict with a focus on the roles played by key regional forces and actors in the Middle East. 

Etga Ugur is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He teaches classes on comparative politics, American foreign policy, and Middle East politics. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Utah in 2011. He subsequently worked as a PostDoctoral Fellow in the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at James Madison College. Dr. Ugur's research interests include religion and politics in the Middle East, Islamic movements, Turkish politics, and comparative government. He is the author of Faith and Politics in the Public Sphere: The Gülen Movement and the Mormon Church (Syracuse University Press, 2019). 

In preparation for the program, please see the list of recent articles (with links) which provide valuable context for better understanding this complex situation. You may find it helpful to read them in advance.

Foreign Affairs: Why Gaza Matters, Since Antiquity, the Territory Has Shaped the Quest for Power in the Middle East

Financial Times: The longer the Israel-Hamas war drags on, the harder peace will become

New Lines Magazine: Collective Punishment in Gaza Will Not Bring Israel Security

The Guardian: A political stalemate led to the bloodshed in the Middle East. Only a political settlement can truly end it

Forward: Hamas is not as popular in Gaza as it seems. But Israel’s tactics will ensure their survival

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