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Who Should Govern Gaza? Past Pitfalls & Future Possibilities | Dr. Dana El Kurd

Who Should Govern Gaza? Past Pitfalls & Future Possibilities | Dr. Dana El Kurd

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In this season of Israel In Depth, host and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center, Professor Dov Waxman, will discuss various facets of the unfolding Israel–Hamas War with a range of experts across disciplines and backgrounds with the goal of helping listeners understand this conflict in all of its complexities.

About the Episode

In this episode, Prof. Dov Waxman and Dr. Dana El Kurd from the University of Richmond discuss previous and current iterations of Palestinian leadership and their shift toward authoritarianism, historical intervention in Palestinian governance by the United States and Israel, and why heeding the past failures of governance in Gaza should be central to the question of who will govern Gaza if Hamas is removed from direct power. Watch this episode on YouTube.


About the Guest Speaker

Dr. Dana El Kurd is an assistant professor at the University of Richmond and a senior nonresident fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC. She is the author of Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine published with Oxford University Press in 2020. El Kurd's research focuses on resistance to authoritarianism in the Arab world. 



DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.


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Duration: 00:41:52