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