Wed, Apr 28


Online via Zoom


With Prof. Ron Hassner, UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor of Political Science and Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies; Faculty Director of the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

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Time & Location

Apr 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Why is Jerusalem significant to Jews, Christians, and Muslims? When are the preferences of these religious communities in tension with one another? How does religious significance relate to political significance? How might the parties resolve the conflict over Jerusalem? 

Prof. Hassner teaches international conflict and is the recipient of the Berkeley Undergraduate Political Science Association's "Distinguished Teaching Award," the Berkeley Division of Social Sciences' "Distinguished Teaching Award," Berkeley's campus-wide "Distinguished Teaching Award," and the American Political Science Association's "Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award."

His research explores the role of ideas, practices, and the symbols in international security with particular attention to the relationship between religion and violence. His published work focuses on territorial disputes, religion in the military, conflicts over holy places, the pervasive role of religion on the modern battlefield, and on the politics of interrogational torture. 

This event is free of charge and open to the public. 


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Sponsor: The Israel and World Jewry Committee of Temple Isaiah