New articles and analysis
Ceng Sagnic analyzes the potential for a renewed crisis between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, in light of the KRG's bid for independence.
Djene Rhys Bajalan and Michael Brooks explain the new ways activists and the government in Turkey are using social media and the Internet.
Eline Rosenhart analyzes the interplay between the ongoing Qatar crisis and the relationship between Chad and Sudan.
New books by MDC researchers
Sussex Academic Press
Hardcover , 272 pages , $75
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Paperback , 148 pages , ₪40
It has famously been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." We at the Moshe Dayan Center wholeheartedly agree. Thanks to a generous seed donation from the Gilford and Diane Glazer Foundation, the Glazer Media Initiative (GMI) was launched in order to provide students and researchers with the unique opportunity to explore Middle Eastern history and contemporary affairs through a multimedia lens.
The Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation was established in 2004 as a collaborative effort by the Moshe Dayan Center and the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, as part of the MDC. It is an expansion of the Program on Arab Politics in Israel established by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Tel Aviv University in 1995. The purpose of the Program is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel through conferences, public lectures and workshops, as well as research studies, publications and documentation. As part of the latter effort, the KAP produces the quarterly publication Bayan, which consists of original research on issues at the center of the contemporary national-political, social, and religious agenda of the Arab public in Israel, and on issues that touch upon the relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel. The Academic Director of the KAP is Dr. Itamar Radai and the Project Manager is Mr. Arik Rudnitzky.
More than half of Israel’s current Jewish population belongs to families who have emigrated or were expelled from the Middle East and North African regions after 1948. Hundreds of thousands more live in North and South America, Great Britain and elsewhere. As memories fade, there is a clear and present danger that the rich legacy of Middle Eastern Jewry will be lost. For that reason, the Program for the Study of Jews in Arab Lands will preserve and protect the memory and heritage of these communities, while training cohorts of young researchers who will “carry the torch” for generations to come.
News and updates
Head of Africa Studies at the MDC, Dr. Irit Bak, appeared on Army Radio (Galei Tzahal) on 11 September 2017, where she discussed the relations between Israel and Togo. In Hebrew.
Prof. Shimon Shamir, Senior Researcher and former Director of the MDC, and former Ambassador to Egypt and Jordan, was profiled by Israel Educational Television on 28 August 2017. The full profile can be viewed here. In Hebrew.
Upcoming MDC Events
On 18 June 2017, the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk (MENAD) at the Moshe Dayan Center will host a symposium with members of the Desk delivering lectures on their areas of expertise. Scholarships will also be awarded to deserving M.A and Ph.D candidates. In Hebrew.
On Sunday, 4 June 2017, the MDC will host a symposium commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 War. The event will be held beginning at 1700, in Gilman 223. In Hebrew.
On 29 May 2017, the Forum on Kurdish Society, History and Culture will host guest speaker Dr. David Pollock, Kaufman fellow at The Washington Institute, for a discussion on the relationship between the Kurds, the United States, and Turkey. In English, Gilman 133 @ 1400. Spaces are limited.
The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC) is a non-partisan interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the contemporary Middle East and Africa. For over half a century, the MDC has helped to explain the complexities of the modern Middle East. Our guiding principle is that in order to understand the region, one must understand its cultures, peoples, languages, religions, and history.