Shared Sacrifice: Scholars Debate Israel’s Military Action in Gaza: Jan 24, 2009

Professor Jason Steck, Department of Political Science, Creighton University, will debate Professor Stephen Zunes, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of San Francisco, on the topic of Israel’s recent military actions in Gaza. Professor Zunes is Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco and a senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus. He is the principal editor of Nonviolent Social Movements (Blackwell Publishers, 1999) and the author of Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism (Common Courage Press, 2003) and the forthcoming Western Sahara: Nationalism and Conflict in Northwest Africa (Syracuse University Press.) With Rachel M. MacNair, he edited Consistently Opposing Killing: From Abortion to Assisted Suicide, the Death Penalty, and War (Praeger, 2008). Professor Steck is Resident Instructor of Political Science and International Relations at Creighton University. He teaches courses in international security, international relations, and international cooperation. His research interests include investigating the dynamics of the relationship between military leaders and their civilian political counterparts as well as the ways in which military forces seek to achieve their strategic goals during conflict. Call in. Stand up. Speak out. Guest call-in number is (347) 327-9615.

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