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Upcoming Events

An Evening with Sayed Kashua

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies welcome Sayed Kashua to UMD!

Sayed Kashua is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, author, and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humorous columns in Hebrew. Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs , Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular (published in English by Grove Atlantic). Kashua also writers a satirical weekly column in Hebrew for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. In a tongue-in-cheek style, he addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV show “Arab Labor,” now in its fourth season. Kashua is a winner of the prestigious Berstein Prize and was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in Literature in 2004. His novel Dancing Arabs has been made into a feature film, and premiered in 2014 at the Telluride Film Festival.

Books will be available for sale. This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Click the buttom below to be taken to Eventbrite to register for this event. Include the name and email address for every person in your party. Please contact Samantha Levine at with any questions or concerns.

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Seminar with Dr. Ariel Bendor

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
3105 Susquehanna Hall

Professor Ariel Bendor will discuss Israeli national security law and its relationahip to Israeli security issues.

RSVP information forthcoming

The Israeli Elections

Wednesday, March 24, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
6137 McKeldin (Special Events Room)

Israelis go to the polls on March 17th and our experts will analyze the results.


Yoram Peri, Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israeli Studies and Director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

Shlomo Brom, Visiting Fellow, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress

Moderator: Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director, Arab-Israeli Programs, US Institute of Peace

RSVP information forthcoming

47 Years of Documentation

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
6137 McKeldin (Special Events Room)

Award-winning director Ra'anan Alexandrwicz will deliver a lecture accompanied by footage of Hebron taken over the last 50 years, rasing questions on documentation, history, and politics.

Co-sponsered by The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies

RSVP information forthcoming

Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
3105 Susquehanna Hall

Dr. Oded Haklai will discuss his book analyzing Israeli peacemaking and what experience shows are the best ways to achieve peace and conflict resolution.

Co-sponsered by the Center for International Development and Conflict Management

RSVP information forthcoming

Maryland Day

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 10:00 - 3:00 PM

Learn about Israeli culture, sample popular snacks, and practice your Israeli folk dancing skills at this annual celebration of the University of Maryland.

Co-sponsered by the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies

RSVP information forthcoming



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