Wed 24 January 2018 | 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
IDC Herzliya - IDC Herzliya, Herzliya,

Join Israel Student/Young Pugwash for a roundtable discussion on Israel and the Syrian War: Aid, Interests, and Opportunities.

Guest speakers include renowned field experts, Dr. Joel D. Paker and Dr. Nir T. Boms (bios can be found below).

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Joel D. Parker is a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He completed his dissertation on 20th century Syrian history in 2014 at Tel Aviv University. Currently, he continues to study Syrian history, as well as the current events in Syria and its surroundings. His focuses are on politics, culture, society, youth, radicalism, secularism, biography, families in politics, and Middle Eastern music. He also teaches in the English language program at Tel Aviv University, MA in Middle Eastern Studies, and manages the internship program at the Moshe Dayan Center.

Dr. Boms is a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University and at the International Center for Counter Terrorism in Hertzliya. He is a member of the board of the Israeli Council of Foreign Relations and the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in Schools and the Co-Founder of, a network of bloggers from the Middle East that focuses on freedom of expression and the promotion of dialogue in the region. In 2012 he co-founded the Tiyul-Rihla project, a bi-national educational initiative bringing Israelis and Palestinians together to travel and learn the history and identity of each other.

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