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MESG Significant achievements – July 2017

Major Publications:

Beyer, Conny, International Political Psychology (Houndmills: Palgrave 2016).

Beyer, Conny, “World Polity: Anatomy of and arguments for regional and global integration”, International Journal for Business and Social Sciences, 2017.

Beyer, Conny, “How to End Civil Wars and the Psychology of Terrorism”, Journal of Deradicalisation, 2017.

 Carby-Hall, Jo:

chapter in a book in the English edition by Cambridge Publishers and in the Italian edition  by ADAPT (Biaggi Centre of Research, Bergamo University).

Santiago keynote lecture: submitted paper to the editorial board of the book for peer reviewing and completed the final proof reading prior to its publication scheduled in May 2017.

In June 2016 we held a European conference at A Coruna University on laws of the sea having obtained funds for this one year research programme from the EU, Redexmar, The Spanish government and IUEE. After the usual peer-reviewing and proof reading phases, I understand that the book of some 500 pp was published in December, 2016. I await copies from Bomarzo, the publishers.

 Carby-Hall, Jo, “Les lois britanniques du travail apres Brexit”, Revue Compare de Droit du Travail et de la Securite Sociale, Research Centre at the University of Bordeaux. Publishers: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux (2017).

Chakma, Bhmitra, ‘Democratic Transition and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons,’ in Shaun Gregory (ed.), Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan (London: Routledge, 2016): 234-251.

Chakma, Bhmitra, ‘The CHT and the Peace Process,’ in Ali Riaz and M Sajjadur Rahman, eds., Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 306-315.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Discrimination against Jewish Women in Halacha (Jewish Law) and in Israel”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (Published online: 02 Dec 2016).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Jihad Online: How Do Terrorists Use the Internet?”, in Francisco Campos Freire,  Xosé Rúas Araújo, Valentín Alejandro Martínez Fernández, and Xosé López García (eds.), Media and Metamedia Management (Dordrecht: Springer, 2017), pp. 55-66.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Monopoly of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel and Its Effects on the Governance of Religious Diversity”, in Anna Triandafyllidou and Tariq Modood (eds.), More or Less Secularism? European Problems, Asian Lessons (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “President Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, E-International Relations (10 March 2017)

http://www.e-ir.info/2017/03/10/president-trump-and-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Jihad on the Information Superhighway”, Sustainable Security, Oxford Research Group (26 May 2017), https://sustainablesecurity.org/2017/05/26/jihad-on-the-information-superhighway/

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “JS Mill’s Boundaries of Freedom of Expression: A Critique”, Philosophy (2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Euthanizing People Who Are ‘Tired of Life’ in Belgium”, in David Albert Jones, Chris Gastmans and Calum MacKellar (eds.), Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

The journal Philosophia will publish a special issue dedicated to Cohen-Almagor’s book Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway (NY and Washington DC.: Cambridge University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2015).

Connelly, James, R.G. Collingwood: A Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Connelly, James, ‘Italian Triangulations: R. G. Collingwood and his Italian Colleagues’, Journal of the Philosophy of History, 2016. 1-20. doi 10.1163/18722636-12341331 [publication confirmed]

Grabbe, Lester L. (ed.),   The Land of Canaan in the Late Bronze Age (LHBOTS; European Seminar in Historical Methodology 10; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016).

Grabbe, Lester L. and Gabriele Boccaccini, assisted by Jason Zurawski (eds) The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (Library of Second Temple Studies 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016) viii + 261.  ISBN 978-0-567-66614-7.

Grabbe, Lester L., “Introduction”, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 3-9.

Grabbe, Lester L., “The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview—An Introduction”, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 11-31.

Grabbe, Lester L., Responses to Daniel A. Machiela and Vicente Dobroruka, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 157-58, 168.

Grabbe, Lester L., “Perspectives on the Apocalyptic Worldview in the Hasmonean Period”, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 237-51.

Grabbe, Lester L., “The Priesthood in the Persian Period: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi”, in Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (ed.), Priests and Cults in the Book of the Twelve (Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 14; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 149-56.

Grabbe, Lester L.,  “‘Son of Man’: Its Origin and Meaning in Second Temple Judaism”, in Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini (eds), Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality (SBL Early Judaism and its Literature 44; Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2016), 169-97.

Grabbe, Lester L.,  “2. Prophecy and Priesthood”, in Carolyn J. Sharp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford University Press, 2016), 23-36.

Grabbe, Lester L.,  “The Mighty Men of Israel: 1-2 Samuel and History”, in Walter Dietrich, Cynthia Edenburg, and Philippe Hugo (eds), The Books of Samuel: Stories – History – Reception History (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 284: Leuven: Peeters, 2016), 83-104.

Grabbe, Lester L.,  “The Last Days of Judah and the Roots of the Pentateuch: What Does History Tell Us?”, in Peter Dubovský, Dominik Markl, and Jean-Pierre Sonnet (eds), The Fall of Jerusalem and the Rise of the Torah (FAT 107;  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), 19-45.

Grabbe, Lester L.,  “H. H. Rowley’s Aramaic of the Old Testament after (Almost) a Century”, in Frederick E. Greenspahn and Gary A. Rendsburg (eds), Le-ma‘an Ziony: Essays in Honor of Ziony Zevit (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017), 294-315.

Grabbe, Lester L., Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? (2nd edn; London/New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017).

Grabbe, Lester L., Creation Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means: The Bible and Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, in the press).

Grabbe, Lester L., (ed.), Reading the Hebrew Bible from a Historical Perspective (Critical Readings Series; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, in the press).

Grabbe, Lester L., (ed.), “Not Even God Can Alter the Past”:  Reflections on 17 Years of the European Seminar in Historical Methodology (LHBOTS ; European Seminar in Historical Methodology 11; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, in the press).

Mazzoni, Giuliana, Jensen Mark, et al. “New directions in hypnosis research: Strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience”.   Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2017.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, Aguirre Carmen et al. Exploring the mechanisms of selective forgetting. Frontiers in Psychology, 2017

Mazzoni,  Giuliana, Scoboria, Alan et al. A review of findings and theoretical implications. In R Nash, J Ost, False and distorted memories. Psychology Press, 2016

Mazzoni, Giuliana, Iacullo Vittorio M, et al Inducing false memories by manipulating memory self efficacy. Learning and Individual Differences, 2016.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, Scoboria Alan, et al. Subtypes of non-believed memories reveal differential outcomes of challenges to memories. Memory, 2916.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, Vannucci, Manila et al. Visual object imagery and autobiographical memory. Memory, 2016.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, Scoboria, Alan. Invited commentary on Brewin and Anderson (2016). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2016.

Parekh, Bhikhu, Debating India: Essays on Indian Political Discourse (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Ward, Tony, and Penny Green, ‘Law, the State, and the Dialectics of State Crime’, Critical Criminology, 24(2), (2016): 217-230.

Grants/Awards/Fellowships:

Conny Beyer project ARRIVAL: Mental health of migrants in Hull is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Jo Carby-Hall won grants from the EU, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of the Spanish Government, and the Madrid Local Authority and businesses for a series of international conferences on comparative aspects of commercial, company, constitutional and labour laws.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor received a grant from The Swiss National Science Foundation (2016-2017).

James Connelly received a Leverhulme Senior Scholarship for 2017-2018.

Giuliana Mazzoni received a grant from the Newton Fund for 2017.

Nick Zangwill received the Murphy Fellowship for 2017-2018 in New Orleans.

Conference Presentations / Research Seminars: 

Carby-Hall, Jo delivered the keynote lecture at an international seminar, Alcala de Henares University, Spain (December 2016).

 Carby-Hall, Jo delivered the keynote lecture “Novel Forms of Employment in the UK”, Santiago de Compostela University (April 2016).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Keynote Speaker: “Democracy, Tolerance and Multiculturalism”, 4th International Conference: Shared Living in A Mixed City, The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace, Jerusalem (November 2016).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Plenary Session: “The Role of Internet Intermediaries in Tackling Terrorism Online”, Terrorist Incitement on the Internet, Fordham Law School, New York (April 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Baker and Scanlon on Freedom of Expression – A Critique”, PSA 67th Annual International Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (April 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Arafat, Barak and Clinton at Camp David: Clashes of Characters and Conduct”, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, Brandeis University (June 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Monopoly of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel and Its Effects on the Governance of Religious Diversity”, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, Brandeis University (June 2017).

Connelly, James, ‘Dealing With a Difficult Past, Looking into the Future: Transitional Justice in Poland in European Perspective’, St Antony’s College, Oxford, May 31st – June 1st 2016.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Modulating pain via the rubber hand illusion”, First SIPS meeting, Leiden. Holland (April 2017).

Mazzoni, Giuliana, et al, “Subtypes of non-believed memories”, SARMAC meeting, Sydney, Australia (January 2017).

Mazzoni, Giuliana, et al, “False memories for actions”; “All in the mind: Highly Superior Autobiographical Memories”, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, USA (November 2016).

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Non-Believed memories and decision making”; “Direct vs generative forgetting”, ICOM, Budapest (July 2016).

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Consequences of non-believed memories”, International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain (May 2016).

Parekh, Bhikhu delivered this year’s Ibn Rushd lecture at the Muslim Institute (London, May 2017)  on “Multiculturalism in the Age of Trump and Brexit”

Parekh, Bhikhu delivered a talk on “Mahatma Gandhi” (Mumbai, January 2017).

Invited Lectures:

Beyer, Conny presented her research at the European Center for the Study of Extremism Conference, University of Cambridge, London (April 2017) and at the research seminar of the Politics Department of the University of Swansea, Swansea (March 2016).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Debate, ‘This House Believes a Two-State Solution in the Middle East is Unattainable’, The Oxford Union (19 May 2016).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Freedom of Speech and Media Ethics”, Department of Communication, University of Liverpool (3 February 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, The Indian Cultural Club, Hull (17 February 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Limmud Hull (7 May 2017).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Why Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side”, Cardiff University (8 June 2017).

Connelly, James was invited to speak at the University of Genoa and at the Nicholaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.

Grabbe, Lester L was the featured guest scholar at the Society of Biblical Literature annual “Wisdom of the Ages” seminar, with the subject “The Rise of Israel: Historical Theory and Practice in the First and Second Temple Periods”; a panel discussion included an address by him and responses by Professor Axel Knauf of Bern University, Switzerland, and Professor Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University, Israel (19th November 2016).

Grabbe, Lester L. presented an invited paper, “Cultic Prophecy déjà vu”, at the Prophetic Texts and their Ancient Contexts Group meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, 20 November 2016 in San Antonio, Texas (the papers presented at that session will be published).

 Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Rignano Flaminio: a reflection of a criminal court case”. Annual meeting of the Italian Society for Psychology and the Law.  University of Padova, Italy

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Identification in eyewitness memory”. Annual meeting of the Italian Society for Psychology and the Law. University of Padova, Italy.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “False memories and the criminal court”. Rome, Osservatorio Penale, Italy.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “False memories in Eyewitness Testimony”, Genova Science Festival, Italy.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Slipping the mind”, Edinburgh Science Festival, UK

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Beautiful memories: a journey from forgetting to exceptional memory”. A Pint of Science, Hull, UK.

Mazzoni, Giuliana, “Memories: what matters is the subjective belief”. ‘A philosophical approach to episodic memory’ meeting, University of Grenoble, France.

Parekh, Bhikhu, “Multiculturalism in Britain”, Annual Lecture, East Riding College (May 2017).

Parekh, Bhikhu, Keynote Lecture, “The Governance of Religious Diversity”, Cardiff University (May 2017).

Parekh, Bhikhu, The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World, The European University Institute, Florence, Italy (April 2016).

 

 

 

 

 

Other:

Beyer, Conny is External for the University of Leicester, MA International Relations and Security (2016-2021). She has granted interviews on Brexit to Radio Humberside (2016) and the Spanish El Pais (2016). She was also interviewed on the US Presidential Elections in International Affairs Forum (2016).

Carby-Hall, Jo was invited to run a Master Class on various labour law topics in October 2017 at the University of Oporto, Portugal.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael served on Validation external panel of experts, Leeds Trinity University, programmes in Politics and International Relations (2016) and was Chair, Annual Ben Halpern Award for Best Dissertation in Israel Studies (2016-2017). In June 2016, Rafi was elected to serve as a Board member of The International Association of Israel Studies and of The Global Listening Center.

Mazzoni, Giuliana  external examiner for the program in Neuroscience, University of Torino, Italy, and was invited to collaborate to two scientific documentaries (Lambent Productions and BBC2, in UK).

Parekh, Bhikhu’s book Debating India was the subject of a panel discussion at the Centre for Contemporary Thought in Baroda, India (January 2017). Bhikhu is invited to the Prime Minister Forum in India (July 2017).

Zangwill, Nick was visiting Professor in Philosophy at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan (March 2017). Nick was also Visiting Prof in the Music Dept, University of the Arts, Belgrade, Serbia (April 2017).

MESG Significant achievements – May 2016

Major Publications:

Beyer, Conny, International Political Psychology (Houndmills: Palgrave 2016).

Chakma, Bhmitra, South Asia’s Nuclear Security (London: Routledge, 2015).

Chakma, Bhmitra, “Sheikh Hasina Government’s India Policy: A three-level game?,” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol 2, No. 1 (April 2015), pp. 27-51.

Chakma, Bhmitra, ‘Democratic Transition and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons,’ in Shaun Gregory, ed., Democratic Transition and Security in Pakistan (London: Routledge, 2016), pp. 234-251.

Chakma, Bhmitra, ‘The CHT and the Peace Process,’ in Ali Riaz and M Sajjadur Rahman, eds., Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 306-315.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway (Washington DC.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 2015).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Addressing Incitement in Israel”, in Aharon Barak et al. (eds.), Essays in Honour of Deputy President of the Israel Supreme Court Eliyahu Mazza (Jerusalem: Nevo, 2015), pp. 457-488 (Hebrew).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Internet Architecture, Freedom of Expression and Social Responsibility: Critical Realism and Proposals for a Better Future”, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2015), pp. 147-166.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Why Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side?”, Philosophia (2015),
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11406-015-9658-7

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Netcitizenship: Addressing Cyberevenge and Sexbullying”, Journal of Applied Ethics and Philosophy, Vol. 7 (2015), pp. 14-23.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Israeli Democracy and the Rights of Its Palestinian Citizens”, Ragion Pratica, Vol. 45 (December 2015), pp. 351-368.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Parameters for Two State Solution”, Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. 21, No.2 (2015), pp. 112-119.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Between Speech and Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Affair”, The Great War Series (Part II), The Critique (7 January 2016), http://www.thecritique.com/articles/critique-magazine-exclusives-model-18/

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Resolvendo o Conflito Israelense-Palestino – uma Solução Bi-Estatal”, Oriente-Se, Vol. 1 (February 2016), pp. 72-79, https://lnkd.in/eCMAZA7

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Tolerance”, in Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert Segal (eds.), Vocabulary for the Study of Religion (Leiden: Brill, 2016).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Facebook and Holocaust Denial”, Justice, Vol. 57 (2016), pp. 10-16.

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Hate and Racist Speech in the United States – A Critique”, Philosophy and Public Issues (2016, forthcoming).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “John Stuart Mill”, The Hebrew Encyclopaedia (2016, Hebrew, forthcoming).

 

 

Connelly, James, R.G. Collingwood: A Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

 

Connelly, James, ‘Italian Triangulations: R. G. Collingwood and his Italian Colleagues’, Journal of the Philosophy of History, 2016. 1-20. doi 10.1163/18722636-12341331 [publication confirmed]

 

 

Dingli, Sophia, ‘We need to talk about silence: Re-examining silence in International Relations’, European Journal of International Relations, vol.21, no.4 (December 2015), pp.721-742.

Kennedy, Caroline and Sophia Dingli, ‘Gender and Security’ in Alan Collins (ed.), Contemporary Security Studies, 4th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 154-163.

 

Edles, Gary J., and Marshall J. Breger, Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure, and Politics (NY: Oxford University Press, 2015).

 

Korpel, Marjo C. A., and Lester L. Grabbe (eds), Open-Mindedness in the Bible and Beyond: A Volume of Studies in Honour of Bob Becking (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 616; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2015) xl + 383.  ISBN 978-0-56766-380-1.

 

Grabbe, Lester L. and Gabriele Boccaccini, assisted by Jason Zurawski (eds) The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (Library of Second Temple Studies 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016) viii + 261.  ISBN 978-0-567-66614-7.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? (2nd edn; London/New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, in the press).

 

Grabbe, Lester L., Creation Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means: The Bible and Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, in the press).

 

Grabbe, Lester L. (ed.),   The Land of Canaan in the Late Bronze Age (LHBOTS; European Seminar in Historical Methodology 10; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, in the press).

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “Legal Experts: Greco-Roman Period and New Testament”, in Brent A. Strawn (ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2 vols; OUP, 2015), vol. 1, pp. 527-35.  ISBN 978-0-19-984330-5.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “King David and El Cid: Two ‘Apiru in Myth and History”, in Rannfrid I. Thelle, Terje Stordalen and Mervyn E. J. Richardson (eds), New Perspectives on Old Testament Prophecy and History: Essays in Honour of Hans M. Barstad (VTSup 168; Leiden: Brill, 2015), 230-45.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “Penetrating the Legend: in Quest of the Historical Ezra”, in Marjo C. A. Korpel and Lester L. Grabbe (eds.), Open-Mindedness in the Bible and Beyond: A Volume of Studies in Honour of Bob Becking (LHBOTS 616; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2015), 97-110.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “The Reality of the Return: The Biblical Picture versus Historical Reconstruction”, in Jonathan Stökl and Caroline Waerzeggers (eds),  Exile and Return: The Babylonian Context (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 478; Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2015), 292-307.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “The Use and Abuse of Herodotus by Biblical Scholars”, in Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley (ed.), Assessing Biblical and Classical Sources for the Reconstruction of Persian Influence, History and Culture (Classica et Orientalia 10; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2015), 49-72.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “History and the Nature of Cultural Memory: The Alamo and the ‘Masada Complex’”, in Ian Douglas Wilson and Diana V. Edelman (eds), History, Memory, Hebrew Scriptures: A Festschrift for Ehud Ben Zvi (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2015), 347-59.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “Introduction”, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 3-9.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview—An Introduction”, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 11-31.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., Responses to Daniel A. Machiela and Vicente Dobroruka, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 157-58, 168.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “Perspectives on the Apocalyptic Worldview in the Hasmonean Period”, in Lester L. Grabbe and Gabriele Boccaccini, with Jason M. Zurawski (eds), The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (LSTS 88; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016), 237-51.

 

Grabbe, Lester L., “The Priesthood in the Persian Period: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi”, in Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer (ed.), Priests and Cults in the Book of the Twelve (Ancient Near Eastern Monographs 14; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016), 149-56.

 

 

Parekh, Bhikhu, Debating India: Essays on Indian Political Discourse (Oxford University Press, 2016).

 

 

Ward, Tony, and Penny Green, ‘Law, the State, and the Dialectics of State Crime’, Critical Criminology, 24(2), (2016): 217-230.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants/Awards/Fellowships:

 

Bhumitra Chakma received grants from the British Council and the British Army Horizon Project.

 

James Connelly Commenced as Principal Investigator on ESRC funded project on The Common Good: Ethics and Rights in Cybersecurity, 2014-16. ESRC Grant Ref: ES/L013177/1

 

 

Noël O’Sullivan received four contracts awarded of $55,000 each to organize and direct or co-direct four international Liberty Fund conferences.

 

 

Conference Presentations / Research Seminars: 

 

Beyer, Anna Cornelia participated in a number of conferences on terrorism, such as the STR Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence in London, and has been invited to present at a workshop on terrorism at Harvard University in the coming spring. She was also invited to and participated in the Israel and the Middle East Conference at Exeter College, Oxford. Dr. Beyer will present her recent research on psychology and terrorism at the International Society for Political Psychology Conference in San Diego, July 2015, and at the STR Conference in Birmingham, September 2015.

 

 

Carby-Hall, Jo was invited to a lecture tour in Poland, France and Spain to present his work on immigrant rights and labour law.

 

 

Chakma, Bhumitra presented a paper – ‘Nuclear Zero and South Asia’s Nuclear Weapons,’ – at the 40th anniversary British International Studies Association Conference held in London, 16-19 June 2015.

 

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Monopoly of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel and Its Effects on the Status of Women”, The Governance of Religious Diversity. More or Less Secularism?, The European University Institute, Florence, Italy (10-12 June 2015).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Impact of the Middle East on Global Peace”, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria (24-29 September 2015).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Just and Unjust War: A Study of the Israeli Lebanon War of 1982”, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Warsaw (13-14 October 2015).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Why Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side?”, University of Vigo, Spain (27-28 November 2015).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Taking Hate Seriously: The Scope and the Challenge of Hate Speech on the Internet”, The Politics of Hate: Community, Societal and Global Responses, University of Limerick (24-26 May 2016).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Blasphemy in 19th Century: A Millian Perspective”, Honor in Changing Society, College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel (19 June 2016).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Just and Unjust War: A Study of the Israeli Lebanon War of 1982”, 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies
“A Western or Eastern Nation? The Case of Israel”, Jerusalem (20-22 June 2016).

 

 

Connelly, James, ‘Dealing With a Difficult Past, Looking into the Future: Transitional Justice in Poland in European Perspective’, St Antonys College, Oxford, May 31st – June 1st 2016.

 

Connelly, James, PaCCS Workshop “Responsive Research & Development”, Royal Society, 20 May 2016.

 

Connelly, James, ‘Speech acts, context and tempered agency in a digital world’, Citizens Online Governing the internet and the possibility of privacy, 17th February 2016, London.

 

Connelly, James, ‘Idealism and Environmental Virtues’, and ‘The EU and the Environment’, University of Genoa, November 24-27th 2015.

 

Connelly, James, ‘The Common Good and Cybersecurity’, Data Bodies conference, Watermans Art Centre, London, 14th November 2015 ERCS.

 

 

Dingli, Sophia, 18 March 2016, ‘A political approach to peace theory and practice in Yemen: Beyond liberal, post-liberal and resilience theories’, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA

Dingli, Sophia, 18 March 2016, ‘Obama’s Arabian Debacle? Re-examining US Policy in Yemen’, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA

Dingli, Sophia, 2 March 2016, ‘Silence Unbroken? A critique of the concept of silence in international theory and practice’, International Politics Research Group Seminar, University of Sheffield.

 

O’Sullivan, Noël was invited to attend a Liberty Fund conference in Spain (at Santiago di Compostella) on the thought of de Corales (9th.-12th. April 2015).

 

 

Parekh, Bhikhu, Keynote Lecture, The Governance of Religious Diversity. More or Less Secularism?, The European University Institute, Florence, Italy (10-12 June 2015).

 

Parekh, Bhikhu, The Multicultural Question in a Mobile World, The European University Institute, Florence, Italy (7-8 April 2016).

 

 

 

Invited Lectures:

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Aftermath of the 2015 Israeli Elections”, London (23 July 2015).

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael was invited to present his new book Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side — Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway in many forums including Dartmouth College, USA; Jerusalem, Israel; Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria; University of Vigo, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; University of Antwerp School of Law, Belgium; Bar-Ilan University, Israel; IDC, Israel; University of Salford, England.

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Debate, ‘This House Believes a Two-State Solution in the Middle East is Unattainable’, The Oxford Union (19 May 2016).

 

 

Connelly, James was invited to speak at the University of Genoa and at the Nicholaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.

 

 

Other:

 

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Who’s Who in the World, 32nd Edition (2015); 33rd Edition (2016), and in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2015).

 

 

 

On 19 May 2016, Prof. Cohen-Almagor was invited to take part in a debate organised by one of the world most distinguished debating societies – The Oxford Union. The debate revolved around the question whether the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is still viable. The Motion was titled: This House Believes A Two-State Solution in the Middle East is Unattainable.

 

 

 

 

 

The Pre-Debate Poll showed: This House Believes A Two-State Solution in the Middle East is Unattainable

41% Aye

59% No

On the pro two-state solution were Prof. Cohen-Almagor , Sam Sussman, an MPhil International Relations student from Pembroke College who is also the founder of Extend, an NGO which facilitates conversations between American Jewish leaders and Palestinians; Yiftah Curiel, Head Spokesperson of the Israeli Embassy in London, and John Lyndon, Executive Director of OneVoice, an international grassroots movement which supports a two-state solution by amplifying the voices of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians.

On the endorsing side of the motion were Manal Cheema, a second-year PPE student also from Pembroke College; Gideon Levy, an Award-winning columnist for Haaretz whose writing focuses on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza; Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, criminal barrister and external consultant for Al Haq, a Palestinian human rights organisation, and Prof. Padraig O’Malley, a specialist in divided societies and the author of a book I teach titled “The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives.”

The pro two-state solution won by 2 to 1, vast majority endorsing the two state solution. Indeed, any other solution would be far more costly, far more violent.

The official announcement was: Tonight’s Motion: This House Believes A Two-State Solution in the Middle East is Unattainable.

Results:

Aye: 37%

No: 63%

Photos of the event.

Oxford Union Trinity

MESG Significant achievements – February 2016

Major Publications:

Chakma, Bhmitra, South Asia’s Nuclear Security (London: Routledge, 2015)

Chakma, Bhmitra, “Sheikh Hasina Government’s India Policy: A three-level game?,” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol 2, No. 1 (April 2015), pp. 27-51.

Cohen-Almagor, RaphaelConfronting the Internet’s Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway (Washington DC.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Addressing Incitement in Israel”, in Aharon Barak et al. (eds.), Essays in Honour of Deputy President of the Israel Supreme Court Eliyahu Mazza (Jerusalem: Nevo, 2015), pp. 457-488 (Hebrew).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Internet Architecture, Freedom of Expression and Social Responsibility: Critical Realism and Proposals for a Better Future”, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2015), pp. 147-166.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “John Stuart Mill”, The Hebrew Encyclopaedia (2015, Hebrew).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Why Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side?”, Philosophia (2015),
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11406-015-9658-7

Connelly, James, R. G. Collingwood: a Research Companion (With P. Johnson and S. Leach) Bloomsbury, 2015.

 

Grants/Awards/Fellowships:

James Connelly Commenced as Principal Investigator on ESRC funded project on The Common Good: Ethics and Rights in Cybersecurity, 2014-16. ESRC Grant Ref: ES/L013177/1

Noël O’Sullivan received four contracts awarded of $55,000 each to organize and direct or co-direct FOUR international Liberty Fund conferences:

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Presentations / Research Seminars: 

  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia participated in a number of conferences on terrorism, such as the STR Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence in London, and has been invited to present at a workshop on terrorism at Harvard University in the coming spring. She was also invited to and participated in the Israel and the Middle East Conference at Exeter College, Oxford. Dr. Beyer will present her recent research on psychology and terrorism at the International Society for Political Psychology Conference in San Diego, July 2015, and at the STR Conference in Birmingham, September 2015.
  • Chakma, Bhumitra presented a paper – ‘Nuclear Zero and South Asia’s Nuclear Weapons,’ – at the 40thanniversary British International Studies Association Conference held in London, 16-19 June 2015.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Monopoly of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel and Its Effects on the Status of Women”, The Governance of Religious Diversity. More or Less Secularism?, The European University Institute, Florence, Italy (10-12 June 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Impact of the Middle East on Global Peace”, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria (24-29 September 2015).
  • Connelly, James, ‘R.G. Collingwood on Philosophical Method, Concepts and Presuppositions’, Symposium on Collingwood and Metaphilosophy, British Society for History of Philosophy, University of York, 9-11 April 2015.
  • Connelly, James, ‘Being an Environmental Idealist’, PSA conference, University of Sheffield, 30th March – 1st April 2015.
  • Dingli, Sophia, ‘Meditations on silence and agency: Beyond paradigms of victimisation in Cyprus and Yemen’, ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA (18-22 Feb 2015)
  • Dingli, Sophia, ‘The Cypriot Peacebuilding Process & the Agency of Marginalized Feminine Actors’, ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA (18-22 Feb 2015)
  • Khalfey, Sameera, “Ideology, Religion and Politicised Religion”, ISA 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 18th-21st, 2015).
  • O’Sullivan, Noël was invited to attend a Liberty Fund conference in Spain (at Santiago di Compostella) on the thought of de Corales (9th.-12th. April 2015).

 

Invited Lectures:

  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Aftermath of the 2015 Israeli Elections”, London (23 July 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael was invited to present his new book Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side — Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway in many forums including Dartmouth College, USA; Jerusalem, Israel; Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria; University of Vigo, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; University of Antwerp School of Law, Belgium; University of Salford, England.
  • Connelly, James was invited to speak at the University of Genoa and with Colin Tyler to speak also at the Nicholaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.

 

Other:

  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Who’s Who in the World, 31st Edition (2014); 32nd Edition (2015) and in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2015).

2014-2015

Middle East Study Group (MESG), University of Hull

Significant achievements:

  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia, has been promoted to Senior Lecturer.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Who’s Who in the World, 31st Edition (2014); 32nd Edition (2015); 33rdEdition (2016).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Leading Professionals of the World, International Biographical Centre (2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2015).
  • Edles, Gary, Entry in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law, both the 2014 editions.

 

Publications:

Books:

  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia, Inequality and Violence. A Re-appraisal of Man, the State and War (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014).
  • Carby-Hall, Jo (ed.), Essays on Human Rights: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Janusz Kochanowski (Warsaw: Jus et Lex Publishers, 2014).

 

 

 

 

  • Chakma, Bhmitra (ed.), South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, South Asia’s Nuclear Security (London: Routledge, 2015)
  • Cohen-Almagor, RaphaelConfronting the Internet’s Dark Side: Moral and Social Responsibility on the Free Highway (Washington DC.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • Collin, Richard Oliver and Pamela L. Martin, An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet (Boulder, Colorado: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013).
  • Edles, Gary J., Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure and Politics (NY: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994-2014: Studies on the Rise and Spread of Hacktivism and Cyberconflict, Palgrave MacMillan. (Monograph submitted to publisher January 2015 and currently in production, publication date 1st September 2015).
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks, co-edited with Dennis Nguyen and Elisa Serafinelli, Palgrave Macmillan. (In preparation, submission date 1/9/2015).
  • Parekh, Bhikhu, Debating India (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • Uberoi, Varun and Modood, Tariq (eds.) Multiculturalism Rethought: Essays in Honour of Bhikhu Parekh(Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

 

Articles:

  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): Insights from Para-Psychology and Applications to International Relations. Accepted in Peace Review.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): The Middle Eastern Eagle: How the MENA Region can Rise. International Relations and Diplomacy, 2:2, 144-149.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): On Inequality and Violence. In: Ramirez, Martin et al. (eds): Broader Perspectives on Violence, Aggression and Terrorism. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 50-64.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): Human nature, international hierarchies and ISIS. International Affairs Forum.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): Malala’s revolution. International Affairs Forum.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): Minds, Bodies and Feminism. International Affairs Forum.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): “Laender mit mehr Gleichheit sind generell gluecklicher”. Interview on Inequality and Violence republished in Friedenspolitischer Ratschlag.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2014): A Reply to Mearsheimer. International Affairs Forum. Republished inStrategy International and ISN Blog.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia (2015): Global Integration as an Antidote to CrisisWorld State Journal.
  • Carby-Hall, Jo, “The 1960 Constitution of Cyprus and its Aftermath”, in a Liber Amicorum in honour of Professor Zbigniew Maciag (THE leading constitutional lawyer of Poland). Jagiellonian University Press, 2014.
  • Carby-Hall, Jo, “Communist Parties: Britain and Celebrations in Cold War Cyprus. 1945 – 1955 Journal of Cold War Studies of Harvard University (2014).
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, “Liberal Peace and South Asia”, India Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 3, (2014), pp. 187-205.
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, “Explaining South Asia’s Emerging Regional Order: Is the Region Ripe for a Liberal Peace?”, India Quarterly , Vol. 70, No. 3 (September 2014), pp. 187-205.
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, “Sheikh Hasina Government’s India Policy: A three-level game?,” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol 2, No. 1 (April 2015), pp. 27-51.
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, “Democratic Transition and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons”, in Shaun Gregory (ed.),Democracy and Security in Pakistan (London: Routledge, 2015).
  • Chakma, Bhmitra,  “The CHT and the Peace Process”, in Ali Riaz and Mohammed Sajjadur Rahman (eds.),Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh (New York: Routledge, 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Suggestions for Israeli-Palestinian Agreement”, New Directions (Kivunim Hadashim), No.30 (June 2014), pp. 144-159 (Hebrew).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Avoiding the Destruction of the Third Temple: Separating State and Religion”, in Yossi Goldstein (ed.), Religion Nationalism: The Struggle for Modern Jewish Identity, An Interdisciplinary Annual (Ariel: Ariel University, 2014), pp. 170-189.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Amos N. Guiora, “Legitimate Target” (NY: Oxford University Press, 2013), Democracy and Security, Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 101-104.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Ruth Gavison (ed.), “The Two-State Solution” (NY and London: Bloomsbury, 2013), Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 50, Issue 4 (2014), pp. 683-687.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Israel versus Palestine? Who do you support?”, The Daily Journalist, World Wide Experts (July 18, 2014), http://thedailyjournalist.com/elcafe/israel-versus-palestine-who-do-you-support/
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Breaking the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock – Two State Solution”, Global Education Magazine: International Day of Peace (September 21, 2014), pp. 58-63, http://www.globaleducationmagazine.com/breaking-israeli-palestinian-deadlock-state-solution/
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “BBC World without Terror”, The Jerusalem Post (December 17, 2014), http://www.jpost.com/landedpages/printarticle.aspx?id=384993
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Creating a New Road Map for Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, E-International Relations (December 26, 2014), http://www.e-ir.info/2014/12/26/creating-a-new-road-map-for-resolving-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Breaking the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock”, Retos International, Vol. 5, No. 11 (2014), https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/31919/Pages%20from%20Gog%20Magog%20Kahane%20Buber.pdf?sequence=1
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Countering Hate on the Internet”, Annual Review of Law and Ethics, Vol. 22 (2014): 431-443.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “After Leveson: Recommendations for Instituting the Public and Press Council”, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2014), pp. 202 – 225.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Reconciling Liberalism and Judaism? Human Rights in Israel”, in Jo Carby-Hall (ed.), Essays on Human Rights: A Celebration of the Life of Dr Janusz Kochanowski (Warsaw: Jus et Lex Foundation, 2014), pp. 136-163.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Foreword”, in Rusi Jaspal, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: Representation, Cognition and Everyday Talk (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014), pp. xiii-xvii.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Abraham H. Foxman and Christopher Wolf, “Viral Hate” (NY: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013), Political Studies Review, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (May 2015), pp. 281-282.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Addressing Incitement in Israel”, in Aharon Barak et al. (eds.), Essays in Honour of Deputy President of the Israel Supreme Court Eliyahu Mazza (Jerusalem: Nevo, 2015), pp. 457-488 (Hebrew).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Internet Architecture, Freedom of Expression and Social Responsibility: Critical Realism and Proposals for a Better Future”, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research (2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Parameters for Two State Solution”, Palestine-Israel Journal (2015).
  • Collin, Richard Oliver, “Moving Political Meaning across Linguistic Frontiers”, Political Studies, Vol. 61(2) (2013), pp. 282-300.
  • Connelly, James, ‘Electoral Systems: A Glossary’, ‘Key Issues in Choosing an Electoral System’, ‘The Canadian Experience of Electoral Reform’, in Parliament in the New Egyptian Constitution, Global Partners Governance/Arab Forum for Alternatives (2013), pp.59-77. http://www.gpgovernance.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Parliament-in-the-new-egyptian-constitution-FULL-ENG.pdf
  • Craig, Alan, ‘Sderot: the bomb shelter capital of the world’, Fathom (winter, 2014)
  • Craig, Alan and Jones, Clive, ‘Discovery of Israel’s Gas Fields and their geopolitical Implications’, Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, (July 2013)
  • Dingli, Sophia and Caroline Kennedy, “Lawrence, Tribes, Insurgents and Lessons”, The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society, Vol. XXIII, no.1 (2013/2014.), pp. 7-27
  • Dingli, Sophia and Caroline Kennedy, “The Aden Pivot?: British Counterinsurgency After Aden”, Civil Wars, vol.16, no.1 (2014), pp.66-104
  • Dingli, Sophia, ‘We need to talk about silence: RE-examining silence in International Relations Theory’, forthcoming European Journal of International Relations.
  • Fouladvand S., ‘The Rights of the Accused and the ICC’, published in Second International Conference on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, Sponsored by The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) (2013).
  • Fouladvand, S. ‘Complementarity and cultural sensitivity: decision-making by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor in the Darfur situation’ (2014) 14 International Criminal Law Review, pp.1028 – 1066.
  • Fouladvand, S. & Vogler, K. “The Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 and the Global War on Drugs”, in HAUCK, P. & PETERKE, S. (eds) International Law and Transnational Organised Crime (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • Grabbe, Lester L. ‘Elephantine and the Torah’, in Alejandro F. Botta (ed.), In the Shadow of Bezalel: Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 60; Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2013), 125-35.
  • Grabbe, Lester L. ‘“Her Outdoors”: An Anthropological Perspective on Female Prophets and Prophecy’, in Jonathan Stökl and Corrine L. Carvalho (eds.), Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East (SBL Ancient Israel and its Literature 15; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013), 11-25.
  • Grabbe, Lester L. ‘4 Ezra and 2 Baruch in Social and Historical Perspective’, in Matthias Henze and Gabriele Boccaccini (with Janson M. Zurawski) (eds.), Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch: Reconstruction after the Fall (JSJSup 164; Leiden: Brill, 2013), 221-35.
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘Religious and Cultural Boundaries from the Neo-Babylonian to the Early Greek Period: A Context for Iconographic Interpretation’, in Christian Frevel, Katharina Pyschny, Izak Cornelius (eds.), A ‘Religious Revolution’ in Yehûd?  The Material Culture of the Persian Period as a Test Case (OBO 267; Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014), 23-42.
  • Grabbe, Lester L., Scribes, ‘Writing, and Epigraphy in the Second Temple Period’, in Esther Eshel and Yigal Levin (eds.), ‘See, I Will Bring a Scroll Recounting What Befell Me’ (Ps 40:8): Epigraphy and Daily Life from the Bible to the Talmud, Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Hanan Eshel (Journal of Ancient Judaism Supplement 12; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014), 105-21.
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘“The God Who Is Called IAO”: Judaism and Hellenistic Mystery Religions’, in Michael Bömer, Achim Lichtenberger, and Rubina Raja (eds.), Religious Identities in the Levant from Alexander to Muhammed: Continuity and Change (Contextualizing the Sacred 4; Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2014), 75-82.
  • Grabbe, Lester L., “The Exodus and Historicity”, in Thomas B. Dozeman, Craig A. Evans, and Joel N. Lohr (eds.), The Book of Exodus: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation (VTSup 164; Leiden: Brill, 2014), 61-87.
  • Grabbe, Lester L., “Penetrating the Legend: in Quest of the Historical Ezra”, in Marjo C. A. Korpel and Lester L. Grabbe (eds.), Open-Mindedness in the Bible and Beyond: A Volume of Studies in Honour of Bob Becking (LHBOTS 616; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2015), 97-110.
  • Grabbe, Lester L., and Marjo C. A. Korpel (eds) Open-Mindedness in the Bible and Beyond: A Volume of Studies in Honour of Bob Becking (LHBOTS 616; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2015).
  • Grabbe, Lester L., and Gabriele Boccaccini, assisted by Jason Zurawski (eds) The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview: The First Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting, Villa Cagnola, Gazzada (June 25-28, 2012) (Library of Second Temple Studies; London and New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, in the press).
  • Green, Penny, and Tony Ward, “Civil Society and State Crime: Repression, Resistance and Transition in Burma and Tunisia”, in W.J. Chambliss and C. Moloney (eds.) State Crime (Critical Concepts in Criminology Series) (London: Routledge, 2014).
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, ‘Digital Prometheus: WikiLeaks, the State-Network Dichotomy and the Antinomies of Academic Reason’ co-authored with Andrew Robinson, International Journal of Communication8 (2014) Feature 1-20. 1932–8036/2014FEA0002. Online available at: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2879/1234
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, “Hacked or Be hacked: The Quasi-Totalitarianism of Global Trusted Networks”’, co-authored with Martin Gak, forthcoming in New Formations: A journal of Culture/Theory/Politics.
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, “Agency in Posthuman IR: Solving the Problem of Technosocially Mediated Agency”, co-authored with Michael Schandorf in E. Cudworth, S. Hobden and E. Kavalski (eds.), Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations (London: Ashgate, 2015).
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, “Surfing the Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory of Agency, Resistance, and Orders of Dissent in Contemporary Social Movements”, in A. Ornella (ed.), Anthropotechnologies (Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015).
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, “A Cyberconflict Analysis of Chinese Dissidents Focusing on Civil Society, Mass Incidents and Labour Resistance”, in G.D. Rawnsley and M.Y.T. Rawnsley (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media (London and New York: Routledge, 2015).
  • Kennedy, Caroline and Sophia Dingli, “Lawrence and the Study of War”, The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society, Vol. XXIII, no.1 (2013/2014), pp. 28-38
  • Otgaar, Henry, Scoboria, Alan, Mazzoni, Giuliana. (in press). Non believed memories. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
  • Scoboria, Alan, Boucher, Chantal, Mazzoni, Giuliana (in press). Reasons to withdraw belief in vivid autobiographical memories. Memory
  • Nash, Robert, Hanczakowski, Maciej, Mazzoni, Giuliana (in press). Eyewitness Testimony. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Mazzoni, Giuliana, Clark, Andrew, Nash, Robert (in press). Disowned recollections: Denying true experiences undermines belief more than memory. Acta Psychologica.
  • Mazzoni, Giuliana Rotriquenz, Elisabetta (in press). Elementi di Psicologia della testimonianza (in press). In Ciappi S., Pezzuolo, S. (Eds). Manuale di Psicologia Giuridica, Milan, Hogrefe.
  • Scoboria, Alan, Jackson, Dennis, Talarico, Jennifer., Hanczakowski, Maciej, Wysman, Lauren, & Mazzoni, Giuliana (in press). The role of belief in occurrence within autobiographical memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

 

Conference Presentations: 

  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia participated in a number of conferences on terrorism, such as the STR Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence in London, and has been invited to present at a workshop on terrorism at Harvard University in the coming spring. She was also invited to and participated in the Israel and the Middle East Conference at Exeter College, Oxford. Dr. Beyer will present her recent research on psychology and terrorism at the International Society for Political Psychology Conference in San Diego, July 2015, and at the STR Conference in Birmingham, September 2015.
  • Beyer, Anna Cornelia presented her monograph ‘Inequality and Violence’ (2014) at the EISA Conference in Warsaw and in various news outlets, such as the BBC and the International Affairs Forum.
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, presented a paper ‘India Factor and Bangladesh Foreign Policy’ at the European Conference on South Asian Studies, July 2014.Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Judaism v Liberalism – The Status of Women in Israel”, 3rd annual International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (9-11 May 2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Chair and participant: Leaders who Shaped Israel’s History in Times of “Relative” Peace and in Times of War; “Judaism v Liberalism – The Status of Women in Israel”, 30thAnnual Meeting of the Israel Studies Association, Sde Boker, Israel (23-25 June 2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Consequentialism, Slogans Liberals Use and Their Fallacies”, Association for Legal and Social Philosophy Annual Conference, Leeds University (30 June – 2 July 2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Religions and Cultures in Dialogue on the Value of Life”, “Peace is the Future – Religions and Cultures in Dialogue, 100 Years after World War I”, Antwerp (7-9 September 2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Judaism v. Liberalism: The Status of Women in Israel”, EAIS 3rd Annual Conference on Israel Studies, SOAS, London (14-16 September 2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Social Responsibility on the Internet”, Global Expressive Rights and the Internet, Dartmouth College (18-19 April 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Holocaust Denial on the Internet”, The Holocaust and the Contemporary World: International Interdisciplinary Conference, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (23–24 April 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Hate, Xenophobia and Bigotry on the Internet”, 5th International Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Jerusalem (12-15 May 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “How Terrorists Use the Internet?”, Contemporary Issues in the Criminal Justice Systems: Comparative Perspective, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain (21-22 May 2015).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Monopoly of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel and Its Effects on the Status of Women”, The Governance of Religious Diversity. More or Less Secularism?, The European University Institute, Florence, Italy (10-12 June 2015).
  • Connelly, James, “Death Rattle of an Empire; Birth Pangs of a Republic”, While the World Was at War: The Birth of the Middle East, University of Hull (15 October 2015).
  • Craig, Alan, Israel 2011: “Riots, Tents and Cottage Cheese”, Leeds Limmud conference (October 2013)
  • Craig, Alan, “Risking Arrest: Almog, Livni and the Israeli struggle to change UK law”, Limmud National Conference, Warwick, January 2014
  • Craig, Alan, “Israel’s ‘Legitimacy Cycle’ and the Use of Deterrent Force in Gaza: A Comparative Analysis of Cast Lead and Pillar of Defence”, European Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, SOAS, (2013)
  • Craig, Alan, “Israel’s new ‘tough neighbourhood’; Israel-EU relations in the aftermath of the collapse of the 2014 Israel-Palestine negotiations”, European Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, SOAS, (2014)
  • Dingli, Sophia, “’Silence’ in International Politics: Definitions, Implications and (New) Openings”, ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada (29 March 2014).
  • Dingli, Sophia, ‘Meditations on silence and agency: Beyond paradigms of victimisation in Cyprus and Yemen’, ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA (18-22 Feb 2015)
  • Dingli, Sophia, ‘The Cypriot Peacebuilding Process & the Agency of Marginalized Feminine Actors’, ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA (18-22 Feb 2015)
  • Fouladvand, Shahrzad, “Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals”, University of Surrey (September 19, 2014 – September 20, 2014).
  • Fouladvand, Shahrzad, “Tackling Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking”, Government Knowledge (November 2014).
  • Fouladvand, Shahrzad, “Modern Slavery ‐ policy options, implementation issues and business best practice”, By Westminster Legal Policy Forum (December 2014)
  • Fouladvand, Shahrzad, “Identifying and Investigating Cases of Forced Labour and Human Trafficking”, International Training Centre, Italy (April 20-24, 2015).
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘The Ptolemaic Period: A Dark Age in Jewish History’, invited paper for conference on the Judaea and the Judaeans in the Ptolemaic Period: The Long Third Century BCE, Tel Aviv University (31 May to 3 June 2014).
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘The Mighty Men of Israel: 1 and 2 Samuel and Historicity’, invited paper at the Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense in Leuven (Belgium) (29 July to 1 August 2014).
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘Historiography and the Last Days of Judah’, invited paper for Joint ASOR/SBL session on Methods of Historiography in the Study of Ancient Israel and the Levant, at the America Schools of Oriental Research and Society of Biblical Literature meeting, San Diego, California (21-25 November 2014).
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘The Last Days of Judah and the Roots of the Pentateuch: What Does History Tell us?’, invited paper at a conference on the Fall of Jerusalem and the Rise of the Torah, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (26-28 March 2015).
  • Grabbe, Lester L., ‘Calculating the Endtime: Apocalyptic Chronology in Second Temple Literature’, paper read at the Eighth Enoch Seminar meeting at Villa Cognola, Gazzada, Italy (21-26 June 2015).
  • Khalfey, Sameera, “’Islam’ and the ‘West’: the trend of intractability”, York University, Toronto, Canada (March 2014).
  • Khalfey, Sameera, “From pivot ‘area’ to pivot ‘actions’: ‘Islam’, extremism and critical geopolitics” (ISA, Canada, March 2014).
  • Khalfey, Sameera, “Ideology, Religion and Politicised Religion”, ISA 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 18th-21st, 2015).

Conference Organization:

  • Anna Cornelia Beyer organized a movie screening of War Matters (a documentary on the history of the anti-war movement in Britain) and a talk on terrorism by Dr. Asta Maskaliunaite.
  • Sophia Dingli, Caroline Kennedy, Anna Agenthengelou and Sameera Khalfey co-organize the second of a series of conferences on Reconstructions, September 2014.
  • Sameera Khalfey and Raphael Cohen-Almagor co-organized While the World Was at War: The Birth of the Middle East, University of Hull (15 October 2014).
  • Shahrzad Fouladvand, organised high profile event for the UK’s first Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE, and chaired the panel, WISE (19 June 2015).

Invited Lectures:

  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The politics of peace and reconciliation in theMiddle East”, CogTalk event, Plymouth University (30 January 2014).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Amnesty International, Hull (12 November 2014).
  • Craig, Alan, King’s College London: “What ‘warrants’ arrest? UK-Israel relations in the shadow of the Universal Jurisdiction” (5 March 2013).
  • Giuliana Mazzoni, Lectio Magistralis, Science Festival, Genova (29 October, 2014)

Grants:

Teaching:

  • The School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies opened an MA program with specialization in Middle East studies.
  • Gary Edles is an adjunct professor at Washington College of Law, American University.

Refereeing:

Raphael Cohen-Almagor served as:

PhD external examiner: King’s College War Studies, London (2014).

Reviewer for promotion procedures for: Sapir Academic College (2014); De Monfort University (2014).

Reader for: Open J. of PhilosophyInternational Relations and DiplomacyReview of Educational ResearchEuropean Journal of Comparative Law and GovernanceTerrorism and Political ViolenceInternational Affairs.

Referee, research proposals for: Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, FWO) (2014); The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (2014).

Reader in media ethics for Routledge (2015).

Reader in Internet Studies for: IGI Global (2013-2014).

Referee, Book Prize in Israel Studies, Association for Israel Studies (2014-2015).

 

James Connelly, consultant, ‘Choosing an Electoral System: The Canadian experience’, Global Partners Governance consultation with members of Constituent Assembly, Cairo, Egypt, October 9th 2013.   

Consultant, Choosing an electoral system: Jordan, London, November 11th 2013. Global Partners Governance

 

Alan Craig served as PhD External examiner: Royal Holloway, London University (2014).

 

Lester L. Grabbe served as:

Referee for promotion: Senior Lecturer in Jewish History to Professor of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University (2014).

PhD external examiner: University of Edinburgh (January 2014).

Reviewer and evaluator for a research application to the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) (2015).

 

Other:

Professor Jaime Cabeza came as a visiting professor from The University of Vigo Law School, Spain (2014-2015).

Cornelia Beyer is now a fellow with the think tank Strategy International and has been granted a visiting fellowship with the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, in July 2015.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor joined the Advisory Committee, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University (2014 – ).

Raphael Cohen-Almagor joined the Editorial Board, Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science (2014 – ).

Alan Craig was appointed treasurer of the European Association of Israel Studies (2014).

Irving Kirsch was appointed Associate Director, Program in Placebo Studies, Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Giuliana Mazzoni is Honorary Member of the Italian Psychology and Law Society for her impact on the Italian legal practice.

Giuliana Mazzoni is Associate Director of MAMRI, Media and Memory Research Initiative (U of Hull)

Giuliana Mazzoni is Associate Editor of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology

Giuliana Mazzoni’s work appeared in the following media:

  • 2014 BBC Humberside; Hull Daily Mail; Il Sesto Senso, scientific programme (Italian National Television, RAI3);
  • 2013 BBC3 Night Waves; Cheltenham Literary Festival; TEDxHull talks; Voyager scientific documentary (Italian National Television RAI2); Corriere della Sera (Italy); New Scientist article; Scandinavian National TV documentary.

 

2013-2014

Significant achievements:

Sophia Dingli completed her PhD: “Lands of MisImagination? Silence in International Relations Theory and Practice and the Construction of the Periphery” under the supervision of Professor Caroline Kennedy (2010-2013).

Sameera Khalfey received her PhD in 2012 under the supervision Dr David Lonsdale. Her viva was passed by Professor James Piscatori. The thesis was an exploration of the trend of interactions between ‘Islam’ and the ‘West’ questioning the assumption of intractability. Sameera now works in the international development sector working as a researcher within policy.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Who’s Who in the World, 31st Edition (2014).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Entry in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century, 8th Edition, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2014).

 

MESG Events:

Professor Lester Grabbe, MESG, “The Manipulation of History for Ideology: Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Zionist Examples” (16 October 2013).

This study shows how history has been manipulated by both pro-Palestinians and pro-Zionists to support their particular ideology.  Examples will focus around the history of ancient Palestine and of the Jews in antiquity.

 

Ambassador Professor Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the UK, “The Peace Process –where to?” (20 November 2013, 4pm).

Born in Jerusalem and educated at the College des Frères, Professor Manuel Hassassian left his homeland for brief periods after his high school years to pursue his higher education, earning his BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut in 1975, his MA in International Relations from Toledo University, Ohio,

U.S.A. in 1976 and his PhD in Comparative Politics from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. in 1986.

Professor Manuel Hassassian served Bethlehem University and the Palestinian people with distinction for twenty five years. He is a dynamic professor of political science and has demonstrated brilliant leadership in several key administrative roles at the University: Dean of Students, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Humanities Department and for the past nine years as the Executive Vice President, during which time he also served as the President of the Rectors’ Conference of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and President of the Palestinian-European-American Cooperation in Education (PEACE) program.

Professor Hassassian has been a superb representative of the University at the Ministry of Higher Education, at the Association of Arab Universities, and among other international academic organizations. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Reims, France; Villanova University, USA; University of Maryland at College Park, USA; University of Vermont, USA; Earlham College, USA; and the University College, Dublin, Ireland.

In addition to the many demands on his time with senior administrative responsibilities at Bethlehem University, during his tenure at Bethlehem University Professor Hassassian made significant scholarly contributions in the field of political science with the publication of over 100 reviews, articles and chapters, including Palestinian Political Culture, Civic Society and the Concept of Citizenship, The Transformation of Palestinian Civil Society and its Role in Developing Democratic Trends in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Historical Justice and Compensation for Palestinian Refugees. Professor Hassassian also served the Palestinian people as a consultant to the Higher Ministerial Committee for Church Affairs, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, UNESCO, the Palestinian Negotiating Team on Refugee Final Settlement, the Orient House P.L.O. Office in Jerusalem as Chief Political Advisor to the late Mr. Faysal Husseini, Minister of State Affairs – Head of the Jerusalem File, and the Ministerial Commission on Refugees, among others.

Among his academic awards and honours, Professor Hassassian was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Docteur Honoris Causa) by the University of Reims, France, and nominated by the Center of International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, for the Gleitzman Middle East Award.

 

Professor Eric Barendt, Is it legitimate to ban hate speech? (21 November, 16:00-18:00, Wilberforce LT12)

The legitimacy of hate speech bans is one of the hardest questions for liberal democracies to resolve. Can extreme hate speech be restricted without interfering with free political discourse?

Eric Barendt, Emeritus Professor of Law, UCL, is an internationally renowned expert on media law. He was Goodman Professor of Media Law at UCL from 1990 until 2010. Before coming to UCL, he lectured law at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. Professor Barendt is the author of many important books and articles on media law, the laws of libel and privacy, and freedom of expression, most notably Freedom of Speech (2ndedition: Oxford University Press, 2005). His most recent book is Academic Freedom and the Law (Hart, 2010). Professor Barendt is also the editor of the Journal of Media Law.

 

Mr Dan Meridor, “The Arab Spring and Its Impact on the Middle East and World Order” (18 December 2013, 4pm)

Dan Meridor was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence in the Government of Israel from 31.3.2009 until 18.3.2013.

In the years 2003 – 2008 Dan Meridor practiced law at Haim Zadok & Co Law Offices.

At that period Dan Meridor served as Chairman of The Jerusalem Foundation.

 

In 2001-2003 Mr. Meridor served as a Minister in the Israeli government, in charge of strategic affairs, and was a member of the Inner Cabinet.

In 1999-2001 Mr. Meridor served as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset.

 

In 1996-1997 Mr. Meridor was the Minister of Finance of Israel. As Minister of Finance, Mr. Meridor initiated sweeping reforms in the economy through massive budget cuts, liberalisation and privatisation.

In 1988-1992 Dan Meridor was the Minister of Justice of Israel. He promoted human rights legislation, and Israel’s first (and so far – only) human rights constitutional laws were enacted during his term, creating the “constitutional revolution”, empowering the Supreme Court with judicial review over Knesset laws.

In 1982-1984 Mr. Meridor served as the Secretary of the Cabinet under Prime Minister Menahem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir.

In 1984 he was elected to the Knesset and he served as a member of the Knesset until 2003. He was elected to the Knesset again at 2009.  In the Knesset, Mr. Meridor served on the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Defense, the Committee of Constitution, Law & Justice and the Ethics Committee.

Mr. Meridor is a graduate of the Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University and practiced law in Jerusalem for many years.

Dan Meridor is a captain (res.) in the I.D.F. He fought as a tank commander in the Six Days War and in the Yom Kippur War.

Mr. Meridor was the Chairman of the Public Council of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Earlier he served as Chairman of the Board of the Israel Museum and as a member of the Board of the Gesher Theatre.

Dan Meridor was born in Jerusalem in 1947, where he lives ever since.

He is married to Dr Leora Meridor, with four children and seven grandchildren.

 

Dr Rusi Jaspal, “Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Iran” (8 January 2014).

Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism constitute two important ideological building blocks of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Yet, there is no existing research into the psychosocial motives underlying the manifestation of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism at the institutional level in Iran or in the Iranian general population. Here it is argued that there is much heuristic and predictive value in applying tenets of Identity Process Theory (IPT), a socio-psychological model of identity threat and action, to the primarily socio-historical literature on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in Iran.

In the first half of the paper, the author provides a summary of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and ‘new anti-Semitism’ and IPT. It is argued that (i) anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism may restore feelings of belonging in the Muslim world and beyond; (ii) there are important inter-relations between ingroup and outgroup self-efficacy; (iii) there is a psychological motivation to maintain Shiite ideology and Khomeini’s legacy; (iv) Jews and Israel are constructed and perceived in terms of a threat to group continuity. In the second half of the paper, quantitative survey data, qualitative interview data and qualitative visual and media data are presented in support of these assertions. It is suggested that insights into the motivational principles underlying anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism may inform further empirical research into social representations of Jews and Israel in Iran and potential interventions for mitigating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.  More broadly, this paper highlights the potential contribution of social psychology to existing work on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in political science and the humanities.

 

Dr Rusi Jaspal (M.A., Cambridge; M.Sc., Surrey; Ph.D., London) is Lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Dr. Jaspal has published widely on identity, intergroup relations and the media, with a particular focus on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in Iran and the Muslim world. His work in this area has appeared in journals such as Israel Affairs, The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs and The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. Rusi Jaspal is co-editor (with Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell) of Identity Process Theory: Identity, Social Action and Social Change (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and the author of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: Representation, Cognition and Everyday Talk (Ashgate, 2013).

 

Publications:

 

  • Carby-Hall, Jo (ed.), Essays on Human Rights: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Janusz Kochanowski. Scheduled for publication by Jus et Lex publishers on 25th April 2014.
  • Carby-Hall, Jo, “The 1960 Constitution of Cyprus and its Aftermath”, in a Liber Amicorum in honour of Professor Zbigniew Maciag (THE leading constitutional lawyer of Poland). Jagiellonian University Press, 2014.
  • Carby-Hall, Jo, “Communist Parties: Britain and Celebrations in Cold War Cyprus. 1945 – 1955 Journal of Cold War Studies of Harvard University (2014, forthcoming).
  • Chakma, Bhmitra, “Escalation Control, Deterrence Diplomacy and America’s Role in South Asia’s Nuclear Crises”, Contemporary Security Policy (2012), pp.1–23
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “In Internet’s Way: Radical, Terrorist Islamists on the Free Highway”, International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism, Vol. 2(3) (2012), pp. 39-58.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Religious, Hateful and Racist Speech in Israel”, Shofar, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Winter 2013), pp. 97-115.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “The Six Day War – Interviews with General Aharon Yariv and Ambassador Shimon Shamir, Lessons and Insights”, Social Issues in Israel (Sugioth Chevratiut Be’Israel), Vol. XV (2013), pp. 171-194 (Hebrew).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Regional Study RS86B: A two state solution: an Israeli view with Palestinian perspectives. “Beyond the Taba Promise”, The UK Defence Forum (2013), http://www.ukdf.org.uk/assets/downloads/Atwostatesolution-anIsraeliviewwithPalestinianperspectives.pdf
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Yaacov Lappin, “Virtual Caliphate” (Washington DC: Potomac Books, 2012), Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2013), pp. 344-346.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Ilan Peleg and Dov Waxman, “Israel’s Palestinians” (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011), Israel Affairs, Vol. 19, No. 2(2013), pp. 391-392.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, “Jewish Terrorism in Israel” (NY: Columbia University Press, 2011),Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 25, No. 3 (2013), pp. 501-503.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Joby Warrick, “The Triple Agent” (NY: Doubleday, 2011),Terrorism and Political Violence, Vol. 25, No. 3 (2013), pp. 506-508.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Book Review of Yigal Kipnis, “1973, The Way to War” (Or Yehuda: Dvir, 2012, Hebrew), Israel Affairs, Vol. 19, No. 3(2013), pp. 580-582.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “An Irish union’s boycott fallacy”, The Jewish Chronicle (19 April 2013), https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/an-irish-union-s-boycott-fallacy-1.43997
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “On Representation”, The Jerusalem Post (12 August 2013), http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/On-representation-322826
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism – 4th International Conference”,Sharnoff’s Global Views (9 August 2013), http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/anti-semitism-159/
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “On Syria”, The Jerusalem Post (31 August 2013), http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/On-Syria-324885
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Flawed decision-making processes in Pennsylvania Avenue and Downing Street”, The Jerusalem Post (23 September 2013), http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Flawed-decision-making-processes-at-Pennsylvania-Avenue-and-Downing-Street-326800
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Two-State Solution: The Way Forward”, in Sharnoff’s Global Views (22 November 2013), http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/two-state-solution-221/
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Combating Terrorism on the Free Highway”, in Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, Vol. 5, Issue 11 (November 2013), pp. 10-13,
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Against Boycotting Israeli Academics, in Sharnoff’s Global Views (3 January 2014), http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/boycotting-israeli-academics-264/
  • Collin, Richard Oliver, “Moving Political Meaning across Linguistic Frontiers”, Political Studies (2012), doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2012.00965.x
  • Collin, Richard Oliver, “Dialect as Destiny: Language and Kurdish National Unity” (forthcoming).
  • Craig, Alan, International Legitimacy and the Politics of Security (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2013).
  • Dingli, Sophia, The Politics of (Re)Unification: Lessons from Yemen for Cyprus”, Politics,Vol. 24:2 (FALL 2012), http://www.academia.edu/2626169/The_Politics_of_Re_Unification_Lessons_from_Yemen_for_Cyprus
  • Dingli, Sophia, “Is the failed state thesis analytically useful? The case of Yemen”, Politics, vol. 33, no.2 (2013), pp. 91-100.
  • Dingli, Sophia, Sameera Khalfey & Cristina Leston-Bandeira, ‘The Effectiveness of Incentive Driven Role-Play”, European Political Science, vol.12 (2013), pp. 384-98
  • Dingli, Sophia and Caroline Kennedy, “Lawrence, Tribes, Insurgents and Lessons”, The Journal of the T.E, Lawrence Society, Vol. XXIII, no.1 (2013/2014.), pp. 7-27
  • Dingli, Sophia and Caroline Kennedy, “The Aden Pivot?: British Counterinsurgency After Aden”, Civil Wars, forthcoming.
  • Grabbe, Lester, “Elephantine and the Torah”, in Alejandro F. Botta (ed.), In the Shadow of Bezalel: Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 60; Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2013), pp. 125-35.
  • Grabbe, Lester, “‘Her Outdoors’: An Anthropological Perspective on Female Prophets and Prophecy”, in Jonathan Stökl and Corrine L. Carvalho (eds.), Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East (SBL Ancient Israel and its Literature 15; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013), pp. 11-25.
  • Grabbe, Lester, “4 Ezra and 2 Baruch in Social and Historical Perspective”, in Matthias Henze and Gabriele Boccaccini (with Janson M. Zurawski) (eds.), Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch: Reconstruction after the Fall (JSJSup 164; Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 221-35.
  • Green, Penny, and Tony Ward, “Civil Society and State Crime: Repression, Resistance and Transition in Burma and Tunisia”, in W.J. Chambliss and C. Moloney (eds.) State Crime (Critical Concepts in Criminology Series) (London: Routledge, 2014).
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, “WikiLeaks Affects: Ideology, Conflict and the Revolutionary Virtual” in Athina Karatzogianni and Adi Kuntsman 9eds.), Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012).
  • Karatzogianni, A. “Cyberconflict and the Future of Warfare” in Hall Gardner and Oleg Kobtzeff (eds.), Ashgate Research Companion to War London: Ashgate, 2012), Available at:http://works.bepress.com/athina_karatzogianni/8
  • Karatzogianni, Athina, “A Cyberconflict Analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring Uprisings”, in G. Youngs (ed.) Digital World: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights (London and New York: Routledge, 2013).
  • Kennedy, Caroline and Sophia Dingli, “Lawrence and the Study of War”, The Journal of the T.E. Lawrence Society, Vol. XXIII, no.1 (2013/2014), pp. 28-38
  • Khalfey, Sameera, “The Duality of Syria: Civil War and the War on Terror”,  e-IR  (September 2013), http://www.e-ir.info/2013/09/16/the-duality-of-syria-civil-war-and-the-war-on-terror/

 

Conference Presentations:

  • Cornelia Beyer participated in a number of conferences on terrorism, such as the STR Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence in London, and has been invited to present at a workshop on terrorism at Harvard University in the coming spring.
  • Cornelia Beyer presented her forthcoming monograph ‘Inequality and Violence’ (March 2014) at the EISA Conference in Warsaw and in various news outlets, such as the BBC and the International Affairs Forum.
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Combating hate on the Internet-Practical Recommendations”, Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism – 4th International Conference, Jerusalem (28–30 May 2013).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael“Just and Unjust Wars: A Study of the Israeli Wars”,29th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies, UCLA (24-26 June 2013).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Chairperson and Discussant of the session on “Reconstruction: The End of Conflict, the Persistence of Struggle”, in Reconstructions Pre- and Post-Conflict: Emerging Powers And The Future Of The World Order, University of Nicosia, Cyprus (1-3 September 2013)
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “In Internet’s Way: Radical, Terrorist Islamists on the Free Highway”, 13th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Herzliya, Israel (8-11 September 2013).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Israeli Democracy and the Rights of Its Palestinian Citizens”, European Association for Israel Studies – 3rd International Conference, SOAS, London (15-17 September 2013).
  • Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Keynote Lecture: “Why Two-State Solution?”; Participant in the closing round-table, in Israel – Palestine 2020 – La guerre de l’eau aura-t-elle lieu ?, University of Angers (30 November – 1 December 2013).
  • Dingli, Sophia, “The Politics of (Re)Unification: Lessons for Cyprus From Yemen”, MESG University of Hull (January 2003).
  • Dingli, Sophia and Anna Agathangelou, “Wither Geopolitica Governance A la Turka TV? Politics of Time, Zones of Empire in Magnificent Century”, ISA Convention (April 2014).
  • Dingli, Sophia, “A Brave New World? Reconstructing Yemen After the Arab Spring”, Reconstructions Workshop, University of Nicosia (1-3 September 2013).
  • Dingli, Sophia, Guest Speaker:  “Yemen: The success-story of the Arab Spring?”, Celebrating Democracy: Viewpoints from Cyprus and the Arab Spring, University of Nicosia (16 September 2013).

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATO briefing
Athina Karatzogianni
 (Social Sciences) recently attended a high-level meeting of senior academics and think-tankers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The event included briefings from the Deputy Secretary General and other senior NATO staff on matters such as smart defence, public diplomacy, and emerging security challenges focusing on the Mediterranean region. Dr Karatzogianni said: “Following this event, there is an interest in collaboration with the University of Hull in areas we hold expertise, such as new media and citizen activism, cyberdefence policy and maritime issues.” Dr Karatzogianni will host a forthcoming conference to present findings from the European FP7 MIG@NET research into conflict, migration and digital networks on 11 and 12 April at WISE. A range of new courses on new media and political communication, cultural politics and screen studies are now running in Media in Social Sciences from September 2014.

Anti-censorship and activism using digital media
Athina Karatzogianni
 gave talks in Brazil and Sweden on anti-censorship and network activism using digital everyday media. In Brazil she spoke at the “Comunicação e Controle” international conference at the University of São Paulo, which is known for research in this area. In Sweden, Dr Karatzogianni spoke at the International Science Festival in Gothenburg (Vetenskapsfestivalen), one of Europe’s leading science festivals. She hopes that these international lectures will lead to further research and teaching collaborations in this increasingly important area.

 

International Conference in Hull April 2013

Athina Karatzogianni participated in Intersectional Conflict and Dialogue in Transnational Migrant and Digital Diaspora Networks (11-12 April 2013), held at the Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation WISE (Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK).

Athina Karatzogianni participated in International Conference MIG@NET “Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender”, 24-26 2013, Panteion University, 136, Syggrou Ave., Athens.

Athina Karatzogianni participated in the WP10 Participation at the European Public Policy Meeting in Nicosia on Friday 23 November 2012.

WP10 Policy Document included in the Thematic Report D 12.

Athina Karatzogianni gave a presentation at MIGNET Panel at Digital Crossroads Conference at Utrecht, 28-30 June 2013.

Panel MIG@NET: Transnational Digital Networks, gender and Migration

‘Intercultural Conflict and Dialogue in Digital Migrant Networks’

Athina Karatzogianni, Oksana Morgunova

Khalfey, Sameera, “’Islam’ and the ‘West’: the trend of intractability”, York University, Toronto, Canada (March 2014).

Khalfey, Sameera, “From pivot ‘area’ to pivot ‘actions’: ‘Islam’, extremism and critical geopolitics” (ISA, Canada, March 2014).

 

Conference Organization:

Raphael Cohen-Almagor co-organized the Law-Politics Annual Lecture, University of Hull.

Sophia Dingli and Sameera Khalfey co-organized a 3-day workshop on Reconstructions Pre and Post- Conflict: Emerging Powers and the Future of the World Order, University of Nicosia on 1-3 September 2013.

Sophia Dingli, Caroline Kennedy, Anna Agenthengelou and Sameera Khalfey co-organize the second of a series of conferences on Reconstructions, scheduled for September 2014.

Invited Lectures:

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Avoiding the Destruction of the Third Temple: Separating State and Religion in Israel”, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester (3 October 2013).

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The politics of peace and reconciliation in the Middle East”, CogTalk event, Plymouth University (30 January 2014).

 

Grants:

£30,000 for three MA Scholarships in Middle East Studies.

£20,000 toward the organization of an international peace conference, at the University of hull (May 2015).

The conference will bring together academics, practitioners, diplomats and politicians who are experts in the field of peace negotiations. The idea is to invite leaders in the field to discuss and probe avenues for peace in the Middle East. Among the questions that this conference will address:

  • Is two-state solution still viable?
  • Is the suggestion of three states a viable solution?
  • Can there be a Jordanian-Palestinian confederation?
  • Should Israel and Palestine strive for a final status solution or for a piecemeal solution?
  • Are unilateral steps desirable?
  • Can other countries provide constructive assistance and how should they be involved?
  • Who are the potential credible mediators?

In the first instance, active participation will be by invitation only. If needed, a call for paper will be published. We invited President William Jefferson Clinton to lead the conference.

We will invite eight key figures from Israel, eight key figures from the Palestinian Authority, and eight other seasoned practitioners and decision-makers who have experience in peace negotiations.

The international peace conference will be comprised only of plenary sessions. During the conference, experienced experts will present ideas for peace between Israel and Palestine, and workshops will address the sticky problems. There will be one workshop on borders and security, one workshop on Jerusalem and the holy places, and one workshop on refugees.

Each workshop will present a summary of proposals as to how to solve the problem.

The conference will be opened to the public.

The conference will also facilitate direct meeting points for the Palestinians and the Israelis to meet one another and to interact on a personal level. We will organize luncheons, dinners and evening social events for each day of the conference.

 

Invitees

Israel (8 people of the list below):

 

CONFIRMED General (res.) Amos Gilad, senior advisor to the Israeli prime minister

CONFIRMED Mr Efraim Halevy, former Director of the MOSSAD, peace negotiator

MK Tzipi Livni, Minister of Justice, peace negotiator

Professor Moshe Maoz, The Hebrew University, expert on peace negotiations

CONFIRMED Mr Dan Meridor, former Deputy Prime Minister, State of Israel

General (res.) MK Amram Mitzna, peace activist

Mr Ehud Olmert, former prime minister

Dr Ron Pundak, peace negotiator

CONFIRMED His Excellency Ambassador Professor Itamar Rabinovich, senior advisor to Israeli PM

Mr Uri Savir, President of the Peres Center for Peace, peace negotiator

CONFIRMED Mr. Gilad Sher, senior advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Barak

CONFIRMED Dr Asaf Siniver, University of Birmingham, expert on peace negotiations

CONFIRMED His Excellency Ambassador Daniel Taub, Israel Ambassador to the UK

General (res.) Amos Yadlin, Tel Aviv University

 

 

Palestine (8 people of the list below):

 

Mr Hussein Agha, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Mr Hibah al-Hussaini, peace negotiator

Mr Ziad Asali, Founder and President of the American Task Force on Palestine, Washington DC.
CONFIRMED Dr Hanan Daoud Khalil Ashrawi, senior peace negotiator

Mr Salam Fayyad, former prime minister

Professor Omar M. Dajani, expert on the legal aspects of the conflict in the Middle East

Ms. Raghida Dergham, New York correspondent for al Hayat and founder of the Beirut Institute

Mr Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Peace Negotiator

Mr Akram Hanieh, Editor, Al-Ayyam

CONFIRMED His Excellency Ambassador Professor ManuelHassassian, Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the UK

Mr Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Regional Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies

CONFIRMED Mr Hussein Ibish, Senior Analyst, American Task Force on Palestine, Washington DC.

Mr Nazmi Jubeh, Jerusalem Expert

Mr Hassan Khader, one of the most insightful and talented Palestinian columnists

Dr Ahmad Khalidi, St Antony’s College, Oxford

Mr Ali Khashaan, Palestine Constitution Committee

Mr Hisham Melhem, Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Arabiya TV

Professor Sari Nusseibeh, President of the Al-Quds University in Jerusalem
Mr Ghaith Omari, Executive Director of the American Task Force on Palestine and former senior advisor to President Abbas

Mr Ahmed Qurei, former prime minister

His Excellency Ambassador Hassan Abdel Rahman, former Palestinian ambassador to the United States and a brilliant analyst

Mr Paul Salem, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon

Professor Saliba Sarsar, Palestinian-American political scientist, Prof. and Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at Monmouth University

Mr Nabil Shaath, former Foreign Minister

Professor Salim Yaqub, Palestinian-American historian at UC Santa Barbara, and author of several important books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other (8 people of the list below):

 

Mr. Sten Andersson, former Foreign Minister of Sweden

Mr Tony Blair, former Prime Minister, Great Britain (expressed initial interest)

Mr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway

Mr. Jan Egeland, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway

Mr. John Hagard, Swedish foreign office

His Excellency Ambassador Martin Indyk, former US Ambassador to Israel, peace negotiator, Washington DC.

Ms. Mona Juul, former Director of the Foreign Minister Office, Norway

His Excellency Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University

CONFIRMED Dr Aaron David Miller, peace negotiator, Vice President, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC.

Mr Hassan Mneimneh, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for MENA and the Islamic World at the German Marshall fund
Dr Marwan Muasher, Vice President for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, former Foreign Minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005) of Jordan

Mr. Pär Nuder, former Cabinet Secretary, Sweden

Mr. Göran Persson, former Prime Minister of Sweden

Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, Director of FAFO, Oslo

His Excellency Ambassador Dr Dennis Ross, The Washington Institute

Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg, former Foreign Minister, Norway

Lord David Trimble, senior peace negotiator, House of Lords, London

The lectures are historical documents. They will be recorded and transcribed.

We intend to publish blogs, newspaper articles, peer-reviewed journal articles, and eventually two books: one an edited volume that will include all lectures; another book will be a monograph on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and possible proposals for its resolution. We trust the work will be useful to decision-makers, negotiators and implementers of peace.

We expect that this will be a very high volume conference that would attract wide international attention of local, national and international media, scholars and experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as decision-makers and politicians.

I was able to raise £20,000 for this conference. I need further £40,000 to be able to invite 24 high-profile guests to take part in this important gathering. All advice in this regard is most appreciated.

Cornelia Beyer is currently preparing a project proposal to the European Research Council for a large scale 5 year collaborative project on Participation in Global Governance, including a case study on Iran.

 

Teaching:

We are in the process of opening an MA program with specialization in Middle East studies.

Dr Sophia Dingli and Professor Cohen-Almagor will be offering new modules on the History of the Middle East and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

Refereeing:

Raphael Cohen-Almagor served as a referee for the European Research Council; Marquis Who’s Who; The Cambridge International Biographical Centre; University of Haifa; Bar-Ilan University; Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) BDS (Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions) Task Force; Israel Ministry of Health; Oxford University Press; Sage; Wiley Blackwell, and the journals Asian Journal of CommunicationCooperation and ConflictScience and Engineering Ethics; Open Journal of PhilosophySecurity DialogueQuebec StudiesCanadian Social Science; Kennedy Institute of Ethics JournalHistory ResearchInformation Security Journal: A Global PerspectiveInternational Journal of Law and PsychiatryBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)Res PublicaBMC Health Services ResearchInternational Journal of Press/Politics;International Relations and Diplomacy.

 

Other:

Cornelia Beyer has joined the CRISE Network Oxford University and the ECPR Standing Group on Political Violence, as well as the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Chatham House, and the think-tank Strategy International as a research fellow.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor joined the Editorial Board, International Relations and Diplomacy.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor joined the Steering Committee, International Grassroots Faculty for Academic Freedom and Integrity (2014 – ).