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17.565 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity (MIT) 17.565 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity (MIT)

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The course provides the students a basic understanding of modern Israeli history, politics, culture and identity through lectures, discussions and projects. Among the topics to be explored are: ideational, institutional and material foundations of the state of Israel; Israeli national identity, Israeli society, economy, and foreign and security policies. The course provides the students a basic understanding of modern Israeli history, politics, culture and identity through lectures, discussions and projects. Among the topics to be explored are: ideational, institutional and material foundations of the state of Israel; Israeli national identity, Israeli society, economy, and foreign and security policies.

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Israel | Israel | history | history | politics | politics | culture | culture | identity | identity | Zionism | Zionism | Arab-Israeli conflict | Arab-Israeli conflict | West Bank | West Bank | Gaza | Gaza

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21H.161 The Middle East in the 20th Century (MIT) 21H.161 The Middle East in the 20th Century (MIT)

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This course surveys the history of the Middle East, from the end of the 19th century to the present. It examines major political, social, intellectual and cultural issues and practices. It also focuses on important events, movements, and ideas that prevailed during the last century and affect its current realities. This course surveys the history of the Middle East, from the end of the 19th century to the present. It examines major political, social, intellectual and cultural issues and practices. It also focuses on important events, movements, and ideas that prevailed during the last century and affect its current realities.

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Middle East | Middle East | history | history | Ottoman period | Ottoman period | imperialism | imperialism | nation-state | nation-state | Turkey | Turkey | Egypt | Egypt | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Islam | Islam | Iranian Revolution | Iranian Revolution | democracy | democracy | Orientalism | Orientalism | Western Imperialism | Western Imperialism | World War I | World War I | Great War | Great War | Nationalism | Nationalism | Israel | Israel | Palestine | Palestine | Islamic radicalism | Islamic radicalism | Hamas | Hamas | Arab Spring | Arab Spring | Isis | Isis | Iraq | Iraq | Yezidis | Yezidis

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Between Collectivism and Individualism

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The Reflection of the Israeli-German Relationship in Israeli Dance from the 1970s till Nowadays. Dana Mills, DPhil candidate in Political Theory, University of Oxford gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series, introduced by Phil Clark. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Israel | collectivism | dance | Germany | art | politics | individualism | Israel | collectivism | dance | Germany | art | politics | individualism | 2011-06-21

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OxPeace 2013: Olive Tree Scholarship Program: Session 1B: Universities and Peacebuilding

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Yoav Bornstein and Elizabeth Jadon (Israel/Palestine) gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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human rights | Israel | peace | palestine | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict | human rights | Israel | peace | palestine | building peace | oxpeace | war | conflict

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17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT) 17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)

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The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes. The historical cases covered include the Peloponnesian and Seven Years wars, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the U.S.-Iraq and U.S. al-Queda wars. This is an undergraduate course, but it is open to graduate students. The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes. The historical cases covered include the Peloponnesian and Seven Years wars, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the U.S.-Iraq and U.S. al-Queda wars. This is an undergraduate course, but it is open to graduate students.

Subjects

war | war | cause | cause | prevention | prevention | World War I | World War I | World War II | World War II | Peloponnesian War | Peloponnesian War | Arab-Israel conflict | Arab-Israel conflict | Korean War | Korean War | nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | escalation | escalation | weapons of mass destruction | weapons of mass destruction | military | military

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17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT) 17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT)

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This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play, This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play,

Subjects

nuclear weapons | nuclear weapons | war | war | politics | politics | World War II | World War II | Soviet Union | Soviet Union | Cold War | Cold War | Great Britain | Great Britain | France | France | China | China | India | India | Israel | Israel | Pakistan | Pakistan | North Korea | North Korea | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear disarmament | nuclear disarmament | security | security

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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT) 21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)

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This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust. This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust.

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Five books of Moses | Five books of Moses | Genesis | Genesis | Exodus | Exodus | bible | bible | Solomon | Solomon | biblical Israel | biblical Israel | Judaea | Judaea | Rome | Rome | Maccabean Revolution | Maccabean Revolution | Roman hostility to the Jews | Roman hostility to the Jews | Maimonides | Maimonides | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Ashkenazi | Ashkenazi | Holocaust | Holocaust | facism | facism | Polish Jewish | Polish Jewish | WWII | WWII | Auschwitz | Auschwitz | Nazis | Nazis | Night | Night | Warsaw Ghetto | Warsaw Ghetto | Anne Frank | Anne Frank | Jewish economic elites | Jewish economic elites | elite minority | elite minority | Jewish immigrant | Jewish immigrant | American Jew | American Jew

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Lessons of The Crisis 2007-2012

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Stanley Fischer, Govenor of the Bank of Israel and Humanitas Visiting Professor of Economic Thought, gives a talk for the Humanitas program. The Great Depression of the 1930s led to a revolution in macroeconomic thinking and in economic policy. The Great Recession, in which much of the world economy is still engulfed, has seen both monetary and fiscal policy being used to an unprecedented extent, and a greatly strengthened emphasis on the importance of financial stability. But despite these phenomena, and an explosion of professional literature and media attention, the economic policy lessons of the crisis are still in dispute. The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Economic Thought has been made possible by the generous support of Donald Marron. The Professorship will take place during Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Israel | crash | recovery | economics | recession | banking | finance | Israel | crash | recovery | economics | recession | banking | finance | 2012-11-05

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Lessons of The Crisis 2007-2012

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Stanley Fischer, Govenor of the Bank of Israel and Humanitas Visiting Professor of Economic Thought, gives a talk for the Humanitas program. The Great Depression of the 1930s led to a revolution in macroeconomic thinking and in economic policy. The Great Recession, in which much of the world economy is still engulfed, has seen both monetary and fiscal policy being used to an unprecedented extent, and a greatly strengthened emphasis on the importance of financial stability. But despite these phenomena, and an explosion of professional literature and media attention, the economic policy lessons of the crisis are still in dispute. The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Economic Thought has been made possible by the generous support of Donald Marron. The Professorship will take place during Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Israel | crash | recovery | economics | recession | banking | finance | Israel | crash | recovery | economics | recession | banking | finance | 2012-11-05

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Muslim Zion: Pakistan and Israel, twin religious states/Politics of Al-Qaeda

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Dr Faisal Devji gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on the 11th July 2011. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Pakistan | Israel | humanities | oxford humanities | politics | al-qaeda | islam | Pakistan | Israel | humanities | oxford humanities | politics | al-qaeda | islam | 2011-07-11

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Muslim Zion: Pakistan and Israel, twin religious states/Politics of Al-Qaeda

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Dr Faisal Devji gives a talk for the Oxford Humanities Research Showcase conference held on the 11th July 2011. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Pakistan | Israel | humanities | oxford humanities | politics | al-qaeda | islam | Pakistan | Israel | humanities | oxford humanities | politics | al-qaeda | islam | 2011-07-11

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? Detention and deportation

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RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices. Lectures by Louise Newman; Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi; Devorah Wainer; and Mollie Gerver. Recorded on 25 March 2014 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. This recording begins with a lecture by Professor Louise Newman of Monash University on 'Beyond the Island - experiences of asylum seekers in Australia'. Psychologists Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi are next, with a joint lecture on 'Responding to mental health vulnerability in Maltese detention centres: the use of psychological support groups as an intervention tool'. Devorah Wainer (Sydney University) follows with 'The voice of the silenced in the Australian detention system'. Mollie Gerver (London School of Economics) ends the recording with her talk on 'Deportation of Sudanese c Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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asylum | refugees | Israel | Australia | mental health | Malta | detention centre | asylum seekers | Sudan | asylum | refugees | Israel | Australia | mental health | Malta | detention centre | asylum seekers | Sudan

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Transitional (In)justice in Israel/Palestine

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Nimer Sultany, University of London, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series on Monday, 1 June 2015. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Israel | palestine | society | justice | israeli occupation | Gaza | injustice | law | politics | Israel | palestine | society | justice | israeli occupation | Gaza | injustice | law | politics | 2015-06-01

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21H.161 The Middle East in the 20th Century (MIT)

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This course surveys the history of the Middle East, from the end of the 19th century to the present. It examines major political, social, intellectual and cultural issues and practices. It also focuses on important events, movements, and ideas that prevailed during the last century and affect its current realities.

Subjects

Middle East | history | Ottoman period | imperialism | nation-state | Turkey | Egypt | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Islam | Iranian Revolution | democracy | Orientalism | Western Imperialism | World War I | Great War | Nationalism | Israel | Palestine | Islamic radicalism | Hamas | Arab Spring | Isis | Iraq | Yezidis

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17.565 Israel: History, Politics, Culture, and Identity (MIT)

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The course provides the students a basic understanding of modern Israeli history, politics, culture and identity through lectures, discussions and projects. Among the topics to be explored are: ideational, institutional and material foundations of the state of Israel; Israeli national identity, Israeli society, economy, and foreign and security policies.

Subjects

Israel | history | politics | culture | identity | Zionism | Arab-Israeli conflict | West Bank | Gaza

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21H.381J Women and War in the 20th Century (MIT)

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This seminar examines women's experiences during and after war, revolution, and genocide. The focus of the course is mostly on the 20th century and on North America, Europe and the Middle East.

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21H.381 | WGS.222 | women | war | revolution | genocide | September 11 | rape | Sierra Leone Civil War | military | combat | peace | activisim | human rights | Vietnam | Vietnamese Women's Union | Women's Union of Liberation | antiwar | feminism | sterilization | reproduction | transmission | Palestinian-Israel conflict | Palestine | Israel | Persepolis | Ravished Armenia | gender

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Genesis

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Video of lecture by Robert Daum for the “Remake/Remodel” theme

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lecture | Remake/Remodel | video | Bible | history | Israel | religion | Textuality

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’s Munich

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In September 1938, European statesmen gathered in Munich for a fateful conference. Hitler wanted to annex the Sudetenland, a German-speaking region of Czechoslovakia; Britain and France, desperate to avoid war with Nazi Germany, caved in and granted the Führer’s request. It was hoped that Hitler’s appetite for territorial expansion would be sated: Neville Chamberlain, Britain’s prime minister, proclaimed that the concession had achieved “peace for our time“. Within a year, Hitler had invaded Poland and the Second World War had begun. The policy of appeasement, it appeared, had failed and forever would fail – or so it came to be thought. As the twentieth century evolved, ‘appeasement’ evolved into a term of abuse that would automatically discredit the granting of concession

Subjects

Fragile and Post Conflict States | International Relations | The Middle East | Chamberlain | Fatah | gaza | hamas. | Hitler | Israel | Munich | Nazi | withdrawal

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Never.

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Last week Yochanan Gordon posted a blog entry on The Times of Israel’s website entitled “When is Genocide Permissible?” The answer to this question so blatantly obvious that one has to wonder why the question was asked. Indeed, this inaugural post was almost one word long. However, I felt compelled to look at Mr. Gordon’s reasoning given that it has caused such outrage among people on both sides of the conflict. To borrow from J.S. Mill, doing otherwise makes dead dogma out of living truth (Mill, 37). Genocide is obviously evil, but the forensic examination of an argument with which we disagree is the best way to refute it and, hopefully, convince those who hold it to put it aside. The post “When is Genocide Permissible?” Never. appeared first on Politics in Spires.

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International Relations | Political Theory | Terrorism and Security | The Middle East | gaza | Genocide | hamas. | Israel | War | Yochanan Gordon

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21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)

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This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to recent history, including the Holocaust.

Subjects

Five books of Moses | Genesis | Exodus | bible | Solomon | biblical Israel | Judaea | Rome | Maccabean Revolution | Roman hostility to the Jews | Maimonides | Medieval Jewiwsh Traders | Ashkenazi | Holocaust | facism | Polish Jewish | WWII | Auschwitz | Nazis | Night | Warsaw Ghetto | Anne Frank | Jewish economic elites | elite minority | Jewish immigrant | American Jew

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17.42 Causes and Prevention of War (MIT)

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The causes and prevention of interstate war are the central topics of this course. The course goal is to discover and assess the means to prevent or control war. Hence we focus on manipulable or controllable war-causes. The topics covered include the dilemmas, misperceptions, crimes and blunders that caused wars of the past; the origins of these and other war-causes; the possible causes of wars of the future; and possible means to prevent such wars, including short-term policy steps and more utopian schemes. The historical cases covered include the Peloponnesian and Seven Years wars, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Arab-Israel conflict, and the U.S.-Iraq and U.S. al-Queda wars. This is an undergraduate course, but it is open to graduate students.

Subjects

war | cause | prevention | World War I | World War II | Peloponnesian War | Arab-Israel conflict | Korean War | nuclear weapons | escalation | weapons of mass destruction | military

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17.951 Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: Past, Present and Future (MIT)

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This course will expose students to tools and methods of analysis for use in assessing the challenges and dangers associated with nuclear weapons in international politics. The first two weeks of the course will look at the technology and design of nuclear weapons and their means of production. The next five weeks will look at the role they played in the Cold War, the organizations that managed them, the technologies that were developed to deliver them, and the methods used to analyze nuclear force structures and model nuclear exchanges. The last six weeks of the course will look at theories and cases of nuclear decision making beyond the original five weapon states, and will look particularly at why states pursue or forego nuclear weapons, the role that individuals and institutions play,

Subjects

nuclear weapons | war | politics | World War II | Soviet Union | Cold War | Great Britain | France | China | India | Israel | Pakistan | North Korea | nuclear proliferation | nuclear disarmament | security

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