Eight Recent Guest Lectures

By October 6, 2016

Dr. Colin Rubenstein, Mr. Uzi Rubin, Prof. Michael Mandelbaum, Dr. Dov Waxman, Michael Eisenstadt, Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, Prof. Peter Berkowitz, and Mr. Jay Solomon delivered guest lectures at the center in recent months.



Dr. Colin Rubenstein, executive director of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), lectured in February on “Israel’s Opportunities in Southeast Asia.”


Mr. Uzi Rubin, founder and director of the Arrow defense program against long-range missiles in the Israeli Ministry of Defense and a senior research associate at the BESA Center, lectured in March on “The Impact of High-Tech Revolutions on the Future Battlefield.”


Prof. Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of the American Foreign Policy program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, lectured in June on “The Past, Present and Future of American Foreign Policy.”


Dr. Dov Waxman, professor of political science and Israel studies at Northeastern University, and the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies, lectured in June on “Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel.”



Mr. Michael Eisenstadt, the Kahn Fellow and Director of the Military and Security Studies Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, lectured in June on “Rethinking U.S. Military Strategy toward the Middle East.”


Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, senior fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington DC lectured in July on “Iran’s Involvement in Latin America.”


Prof. Peter Berkowitz, Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University lectured in September on “Clintonism, Trumpism, and the Future of American Exceptionalism.”


Mr. Jay Solomon, the senior foreign affairs correspondent of The Wall Street Journal, lectured in September at the center on “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East,” which is the title of his new book.