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LB13 The Arab-Israeli Dilemma: Post World War I to the PresentRegister for Courses
October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
One event on October 20, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on October 25, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on November 1, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on November 10, 2022 at 10:00 am
This a five session course that will begin on Tuesday, October 11 in Fisher Auditorium. Session two will be held on Thursday, October 20 (Chapel); session three on Tuesday, October 25 (Chapel); session four on Tuesday, November 1 (Chapel); and session five on Thursday, November 11 (Fisher Auditorium).
No issue has dominated the world’s attention over the last 70 years more than the Arab/Israeli dilemma. This five-session course will examine the post-World War I political processes that have led to the current volatility between the Arab and Israeli cultures. The impacts of colonialism, national aspirations, cultural memory, genocide, political maneuvering, security, justice, and stereotyping all come into play. This study emphasizes the growing insolvability of a multi-decade crisis that continues to increase the number of issues in dispute. Layering of new problems decreases the likelihood of a solution because the layers obscure the sources of the dilemma.
Please note: This course is offered through our collaboration with Widener University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. There is an extra Widener course registration cost of $30.00 per person. Prior participation in the Arab/Israeli Dilemma Part 1 course offered in the fall of 2021 is not necessary to attend this class.
About the instructor: Jeff Heim.
Jeff Heim teaches lifelong learning courses at Widener University and Immaculata University, along with other local organizations. He earned his B.S. in secondary education and M.A. in British colonial history with an emphasis on India from Temple University. For 37 years he taught high school students in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Recognizing his work and study with Arabic novels, India, and a Middle East Conference for teachers, he has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, and the Annenberg Foundation.