Archives for 2018

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited for one-year postdoctoral positions related to Israel Studies that will begin in the Fall of each academic year. One or two fellowships may be provided each year, depending upon funding availability. Those who are accepted to the postdoctoral program will be expected to: Pursue original research about the modern state of Israel [&hel...    read more 

Bernard Lewis Memorial Prize

The Bernard Lewis Memorial Prize was instituted to achieve two goals. First, to sustain the memory of Professor Lewis and ensure his legacy as an example for other scholars to follow. Second, it recognizes a member of ASMEA who has demonstrated superior scholarship and dedication to objective truth in the field of Middle East studies. [&hellip...    read more 

2018 Travel Grant Winners

Mr. Yona (Youness) Abeddour (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Negotiating and Performing Moroccan Identities: Second- and Third-Generation of Moroccan Jewish Immigrants to Israel Mr. Mihai Chihaia (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași) Can the European Union be a Security Provider in the Middle East? Dr. Steven Childs (California State Univer...    read more 

2018 Research Grant Winners

Dr. Ramin Ahmadoghlu (Georgia Gwinett College) Azerbaijani National Identity in Iran: Roots, Development, and Limits Ms. Gbemisola Abiola (Harvard University) Negotiating ‘Annoba’ life in the Wake of Boko Haram’s “Terrorism” Ms. Yasmina Abouzzohour (University of Oxford) Investigating Regime Survival in Arab Monarchies Mr. Bright ...    read more 

Faculty Fellowship: The Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Faculty Fellowship: The Summer Institute for Israel Studies June 11–23, 2019 at Brandeis and June 24–July 3, 2019 in Israel Apply now for this competitive fellowship program, which gives you the foundation to teach about Israel in any discipline. Stipend of up to $2,500, plus group travel, accommodations and most meals provided. ENGAGE with world-cl...    read more 

Why the West Should Care About the Turmoil in Armenia

National Security Advisor John Bolton is planning to visit the South Caucasus, a strategic mountainous region sandwiched between Russia, Turkey and Iran, which changed hands repeatedly between these imperial masters for the last one thousand years...    read more 

President Trump, Tell the Palestinians: No Negotiations Without Recognition of Jewish Self-Determination

The great promise of the letters exchanged between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat in September 1993 was that Israel and the Palestinians (and the Arab world more generally) seemed on the cusp of peace...    read more 

Corruption Is China’s Friend in Its Quest to Dominate Africa

China’s economic expansion into Africa has benefited Beijing tremendously by allowing access to natural resources. Yet it forced the continent’s national governments to borrow heavily for infrastructure projects. Moreover, with China’s expansion came unmitigated corruption that no one bothers to hide anymore...    read more 

Chinese Aid and Investment Are Good for Africa

Next week, presidents and ministers from across Africa will make their way to Beijing for the seventh Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, a lavish pageant designed to showcase China’s engagement with African nations. At the last FOCAC, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged a massive $60 billion in commercial loans to Africa, a sum that far outstrips U.S. le...    read more 

Lessons from the Past? France, Algeria and the One-State Reality

Time marches on, and events that were defining moments for my generation are, at best, familiar to today’s students only through school text books or grainy YouTube footage. Fifty-one years have now passed since Israel conquered the remaining areas of former British Mandated Palestine in a defensive war, sparking in return, the rise of a [&hellip...    read more