Adult Classes

Jacob Goldberg-March 13, 2017

Monday,March 13, 2017
7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
General Admission
Monday, March 13 • 7:00 P.M. "Arab Winter" Chaos in Full Swing: Six Years and Counting • The Arab Human Development Report: from Development to Disaster • Beginning a Soul-Searching Process • Division of Arab Countries – Fragile/Crisis/Failed/Collapsed States • The Syrian Catastrophe – Six Years, Six Wars • Iraq after Mosul – Civil War or Unified State? • New Turkey: Blend of Islamism/Ottomanism • Emboldened Iran’s Continued Expansionism • Sunni-Shi’ite Schism as Middle East Fault Line • Kurdish Self-Rule Expands • ISIS in Decline, Jihadist Terrorism on the Rise

Jacob Goldberg-March 14, 2017

Tuesday,March 14, 2017
7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
General Admission
OBAMA'S MIDDLE EAST LEGACY AND TRUMP'S DILEMMA: Continue Retreat or Re-engage? • Mending Fences: the US and the Moslem World • Beyond the Nuclear Treaty: Iran as Determinant of US Middle East Policy • Syria: Four Failures Leading to a Fiasco • Is there "Radical Islamic Terrorism" or just "Violent Extremism"? • Shift in Priorities: Which is a Bigger Threat to US National Security - Iran or ISIS? • Trump’s Agenda I: Relations with Russia as Determinant of US Middle East Policy • Trump’s Agenda II: Checking Tehran's Regional Ambitions and Putting US Relations with the Sunni World Back on Track?

Jacob Goldberg-March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
General Admission
ISRAELI OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS IN A CHAOTIC MIDDLE EAST: Putin as a Challenge, Trump as an Enigma •Israel: Between a New Regional Landscape and Putin-Trump Ambiguities •Multi-Faceted Threats : Russia-Iran-Syria-Hizballa, and Hamas •Ending Palestinian-Israeli Deadlock: "One-State, Two-States, I Don't Care" •US-Israel Relations: Assessment of Obama, Guesstimate of Trump •The Israeli Paradox — a High-Tech, “Start-Up” Nation Vs. Polarized Electorate, Paralyzed Government, and Pulverized Center/Left •Shimon Peres—Last of the Founding Fathers

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