Upcoming Lectures at the BESA Center

By December 4, 2016

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Upcoming Lectures at the BESA Center


Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

China’s Rising Role in a Changing Middle East Since 2011
Prof. Pan Guang

Prof. Pan Guang is Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Center for International Studies, Director of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies Center, Dean of the Center of Jewish Studies Shanghai (CJSS), and Vice President of the Chinese Association of Middle East Studies.


Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Sweden-Israel Relations: Where Fiction Meets Reality
Mr. Ilya Meyer

Mr. Meyer is former deputy chair of the West Sweden branch of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. He blogs about Israel and Sweden’s relationship with Israel at The Times of Israel and at www.ilyameyer.com (All income from sale of Mr. Meyer’s books goes to the ALYN Pediatric Hospital in Jerusalem, which provides treatment, rehabilitation and care for youngsters with major physical difficulties).


Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Whither Turkey?
Prof. Umut Uzer and Mr. Gareth Jenkins

Prof. Uzer is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Istanbul Technical University. Mr. Jenkins is a writer and analyst. He is a nonresident senior fellow in the Silk Road Studies Program of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. Chatham House rules will be applied.


Lectures will be given in English in the BESA Center Seminar Room (Building 203, Room 131, Bar-Ilan University). 

Open to the public, without advance registration.