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Visiting Scholars from Turkey: Hamza Yavuz and Ozge Yavuz

Hamza Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at Gazi University in Turkey and also serves as a visiting scholar at the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies. His research interests include Middle Eastern politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and American Jewish politics. He is currently conducting research on his dissertation, entitledThe Transformation of Identity in the Diaspora: Israel’s Palestinian Policy from the Perspective of American Jews.

Ozge Yavuz is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of international relations and also a research assistant at Gazi University in Turkey. Her main research interests are American foreign policy and Middle Eastern politics. Her current research focuses on U.S. Middle East policy in the context of its values and interests during the Cold War.

Congratulations to Jean Maloney, an Israel Studies Minor!

For academic excellence, this year’s winner for the $1000 Gildenhorn Family Scholarship in Israel Studies has been awarded to Jean Maloney, an English major who will be graduating in December 2017.

What is a ‘one-state’ solution?

Director, and Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair of Israel Studies, Yoram Peri featured in Washington Jewish Week on the "one state solution" (read more)

Jerusalem Post: If You Build Israel Studies, They Will Come

Mitchell Bard highlights the University of Maryland's exceptional Israel Studies program (read more)

GIIS establishes ties with Chinese universities

Prof. Peri's visit to Shanghai and Nanjing sparks academic cooperation (read more)

GIIS honors Rabin with Middle East talk

GIIS' annual Dubin Lecture with Shlomo Ben-Ami and Aaron David Miller. (read more)

The Syrian Crisis and Israeli Security Challenges

GIIS director Prof. Yoram Peri discussed Israeli viewpoints and national security calculations vis-à-vis the events in Syria at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. (more info)


The Soviet Israeli War 1967-1973 Event

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th from 12:30 to 2 PM Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez will discuss their book, The Soviet Israeli War 1967-1973. The event will be held in H.J. Patterson Hall in room 1102.


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