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The Sword is Not Enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the Limits of Military Force

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Date(s) - 11/10/2020
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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by UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies


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Tue, November 10, 2020

6:30 PM – 7:45 PM EST

 

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In this talk, political scientist Jeremy Pressman assesses the usefulness of force and negotiations in the Arab and Israeli conflict.

About this Event

Jeremy Pressman, associate professor of Political Science and director of Middle East Studies at the University of Connecticut, will discuss his timely new book, The Sword is Not Enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the Limits of Military Force. Drawing on historical evidence from the 1950s, the book presents and challenges the dominant belief that the use of military force leads to triumph while negotiations and concessions lead to defeat and further unwelcome challenges. The author draws on speeches, statements, and various documents to assess the usefulness of force and negotiations in the Arab and Israeli conflict. Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, will moderate the discussion and lead audience Q&A.

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Registration Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bg0m15PIRBOPHxL1zH-u0w

About the Speaker

Jeremy Pressman is associate professor of Political Science and director of Middle East Studies at the University of Connecticut, and the author of The Sword is Not Enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the Limits of Military Force (Manchester University Press, 2020). His research specialities are the Arab-Israeli peace process, U.S. foreign policy, and the scope of political protests in the United States. Pressman has held fellowships at Harvard University, the University of Sydney, and the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut. He previously worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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