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1011 - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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July 27 - July 31
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
M - F
Cost - $55.00

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Course Description: Among the oldest continuously settled regions in the world and home to holy sites venerated by three major religions, Israel-Palestine has played an important role in human history. Sadly, it is also the site of an ongoing conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs that has shaped politics across the Middle East and as far away as the U.S. and western Europe. At present, this conflict shows no signs of coming to a close. This course will explore the history of the Israel-Palestinian conflict from its roots in the late Ottoman era and the British Mandate period to the present. We will examine different perspectives on the history of the region through lectures, short readings and video clips, and consider the interconnectedness between a local crisis and international politics.

Course Instructor: Danielle Ross is an assistant professor of Asian history at Utah State University. She received her PhD in Central Asian history from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked as a social media analyst and then, taught for three years at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, before coming to USU in 2014. She specializes in the history of Islam in Russia and the post-Soviet sphere. Her book, Tatar Empire, will be released by Indiana University Press in 2020. Her co-edited volume, Sharia in the Russian Empire, will be released by Edinburgh University Press in 2020.