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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Zionisms: Variations on a Theme with Arie M. Dubnov

Israel and Palestine: Joint Speaker Series Exploring Fundamental History

Since this fall, intense attention has turned to Israel and Palestine. Many on campus who are following events find themselves with basic questions about actors, geography, contested narratives and even the words used to describe what is happening. This speaker series aims to help fill some of these gaps. Jointly sponsored by the Middle East and North African Studies Program, the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the initiative seeks to offer the Northwestern University community knowledge on this vital history from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Sessions feature renowned scholars from the U.S. and abroad from a wide range of personal and academic backgrounds, and are open to members of the Northwestern community. Learn more about the series >>

In the second talk of the series, historian Arie M. Dubnov delved into the multifaceted history of Zionism, exploring its various ideological strands and historical context from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its impact on contemporary politics in Israel/Palestine.