One Hundred Years of Warfare in the Middle East
When did the ‘war’ between Israel and Palestine start? 1917 is a decisive moment. Since then the Palestinians have lost one battle after another. Nowadays, their aspirations are close to zero compared to those 100 years ago. Nevertheless, this does not mean a victorious end result for Israel.
Professor Faber will also discuss his own experiences in the Middle East, in Israel as well as in Gaza and the West Bank.
Wednesday, November 17
Honors College Commons
Internationally-known security expert and scholar Dr. Mient Jan Faber returns as a Visiting Scholar to the Honors College this fall teaching a course entitled Wars and the Transformation of the Security Fabric. A mathematician by training, Dr. Faber is professor of Citizens’ Involvement in War Situations at the Free University in Amsterdam. For many years he worked for the Dutch Interchurch Peace Council (IKV) on civil-society initiatives.
Following the lecture, stay to hear from two University of Houston alumni who are graduate students at Texas A&M's Bush School of Government & Public Service. They'll discuss the graduate school, educational opportunities at the Bush school, and more.