Webinar: Violence in Israel and Gaza: What's Going On?

October 19, 2023

Webinar: Violence in Israel and Gaza: What's Going On?

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Ohio State undergraduate students are invited to a webinar that offers basic background and perspectives on the current explosion of conflict in Israel and Gaza on Monday, Oct. 23 from 3-4:30 p.m.

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In this webinar, seven Ohio State faculty members, including the School of Communication Director Kelly Garrett will provide information. Students will have an opportunity to pose questions both before and during the event. Questions will be moderated.

Speakers will introduce a range of regional and international contexts from their different disciplinary perspectives:

Dorothy Noyes, Mershon Center

State-level historical and diplomatic background; What is Hamas?
Peter Hahn, History

Ground-level coexistence since establishment of state of Israel
Ori Yehudai, History

Ground-level Palestinian experience since 1948
Joy McCorriston, Anthropology

Arab regional and diasporic views, seen through culture 
Johanna Sellman, Near Eastern and South Asian Language and Cultures

Western and Israeli public opinion
Christopher Gelpi, Political Science  

Military perspective and prospects
Peter Mansoor, History

Information, misinformation, and disinformation in wartime
Kelly Garrett, Communication

The event is organized by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies with the collaboration of the Department of History, the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, the Middle Eastern Studies Center, and the Department of Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures.

Live attendance is restricted to Ohio State undergraduates, but the event will be recorded and made available soon on the Mershon Center's YouTube channel.

Register here.