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Unveiling the Middle East
Guest lecturer Robert Malley, an expert on Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestinian politics, Iraq, and North Africa, spoke on “Hamas and Hezbollah: Risk, Conflict, and Democracy.” Malley was special assistant for Arab-Israeli affairs under US President Bill Clinton and executive assistant to former national security advisor Sandy Berger.
Wrapping up the series was Lisa Anderson, dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia. Before delivering her lecture “Middle East Conflicts: Rebellion, Revolution, Resistance or Civil War?” Anderson met with students and faculty to discuss the topic of free speech in the classroom.
The Greenberg lecture series, coordinated by
the Office of Special Programs and made possible by a gift from Jane Greenberg ’81, enables the college to host an Israeli scholar to educate the community about political life in
the Middle East. —MTS
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