The Ogletree Building
300 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
It has been referred to as the world’s “most intractable conflict”, with the ongoing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip reaching 51 years. Despite a long-term peace process Israelis and Palestinians have failed to reach a final peace agreement. Among the key issues are: mutual recognition, borders, security, and control of Jerusalem. The violence of the conflict, in a region rich in sites of historic, cultural and religious interest worldwide, has been the object of numerous international conferences and many attempts have been made to broker a two-state solution. Dr. Akan Malici, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University, will shed light on the issues, make you think, and engage your questions. This lecture is the last of our 7-part monthly America and the World Lecture Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate in partnership with Furman University.
Dr. Malici is from a Turkish and Albanian family. He grew up in Germany and received his undergraduate education in Literature and Political Science at the University of Tuebingen. He came to the United States for graduate school in 2000. At Arizona State University he received his M.A. degree in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in 2004. He has been teaching at Furman University since 2005.
Dr. Malici’s scholarly interest is in the area of Foreign Policy Decision-Making and Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author of When Leaders Learn and When They Don’t (SUNY Press, 2008) and The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy (Palgrave Press, 2008). Akan Malici is also the co-author of U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes (Stanford University Press, 2011) and Role Theory and Role Conflict in U.S.-Iran Relations: Enemies of Our Own Making (Routledge 2016). At Furman, he teaches classes in International Politics and Research Methodology.
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