MEC Seminar: Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right

MEC Seminar: Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right

Friday, 13 October 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Professor Raffaella Del Sarto (Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) – SAIS Europe The Johns Hopkins University)
Chair: 
Professor Eugene Rogan (Director of the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College)
Series: 
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series

[Jointly organised with the Centre for International Studies, DPIR]

About the speaker:

Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe at Bologna, and a part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She previously directed the research project ‘BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union’s Relations with North Africa and the Middle East’, funded by the European Research Council. From 2007 to 2011, she was a research fellow at the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College and at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford. She is the author of Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area; the coeditor of The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region; the editor of Fragmented Borders, Interdependence, and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle; and the coeditor of a recent special issue of International Affairs on ‘Contentious Borders: The Middle East and North Africa post-2011’. Her latest book Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right was published with Georgetown University Press in July 2017.

Raffaella holds a PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to her PhD studies she worked as a project manager in support of Palestinian NGOs during the Oslo process in the late 1990s.