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Walter Russell Mead Will Deliver Keynote Lecture in Three-Part Series on US–Israel Relationship

We are delighted to announce a new three-part lecture series this fall on the "special relationship" between the United States and Israel, dating back decades. As the centerpiece of the series, distinguished professor and Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead will deliver the annual Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies on "The Arc of a Covenant: The U.S., Israel and the Fate of the Jewish People."

 

 

Fall 2022 Lecture Series on the U.S.–Israel Relationship

In recent years, there has been growing criticism of U.S. policy toward Israel, and growing concern among Israel’s supporters about the partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans over support for Israel. Although the U.S.-Israel relationship remains strong, therefore, it is dynamic and its future is not guaranteed.

This timely lecture series will explore the past, present and future of the U.S.–Israel relationship. Our expert guides will be the authors of three new books: David Tal, author of The Making of an Alliance The Origins and Development of the US–Israel Relationship; Walter Russell Mead, author of The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People (Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies) and Eric Alterman, author of We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel.

 

 

The Making of an Alliance: The Origins and Development of the US-Israel Relationship

Thursday, October 6, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)

In this webinar, Professor David Tal will discuss how the relations between the two nations were constructed on idealism, political culture and strategic ties.

 

The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People

Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Lenart Auditorium, UCLA Fowler Museum

During this in-person event, distinguished professor and renowned Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead will discuss the American–Israeli relationship, how it affects contemporary politics, and how it will influence the future of both that relationship and American life.

 

The Making of an Alliance: The Origins and Development of the US-Israel Relationship

Thursday, December 8, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Pacific Time)

In this webinar, Professor Eric Alterman will discuss how our consensus on Israel and Palestine emerged and why, today, it is fracturing.

 

 

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.