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Jewish Identity and Israeli Foreign Policy
Publication date: Oct 07, 2013 12:43 PM
Start: Oct 10, 2013 06:15 PM
We are very sorry to inform you that this Thursday's lecture by Christopher Schilling has been cancelled due to the death of his parents.
Chris Schilling, University of Buenos Aires
Thursday October 10th 2013
This lecture is based on a Christopher Schilling’s PhD dissertation (University of Hamburg) and his forthcoming book. It will focus on the concept of friendship within the Talmud and its implications for the understanding of Israeli Foreign Policy. 'Either friendship or death' says Honi in the Babylonian Talmud in Ta'anit 23a after waking from seventy years of sleep into a world where nobody knew him any more. When the State of Israel 'woke up' again after having been dormant for 2,000 years, it could have claimed the same. Indeed, a State without any friends faces existential threats. This lecture seeks to combine international relations theory with Talmudic Studies in order to promote a new Israeli and Jewish understanding of the discipline. Its aim it is to understand what the international community of States in which Israel exists means, and the importance of making friends among other States, especially for the Jewish State.
Dr. des. Christopher L. Schilling received his PhD in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude; University of Hamburg), his MA in International Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London and his LLB in German Law from the University of Hamburg. After being a postdoctoral visiting scholar at Columbia University he is currently a visiting professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. His current research interests are Jewish identity, Israeli Foreign Policy and Political Psychology.
For more events, see our Lectures Programme for Autumn 2013.
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