Live from Jerusalem: Notre Dame Faculty Discuss Recent Events and Their Repercussions


Location: Virtual Event

Mc 7 Jerusalem (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

After a period of more than a year during which COVID-19 seemed to have overshadowed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we are now witnessing a new wave of violence in the region. Besides the violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian protestors in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and Hamas in Gaza, the region is also witnessing mob violence between Arabs and Jews that is threatening to tear the fine and vulnerable social fabric also present in mixed cities throughout Israel.

This flash panel brings University of Notre Dame faculty from Jerusalem and South Bend to discuss the short and long-term root causes of these recent events and offer thoughts on constructive paths forward.

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Opening remarks and introductions:

Daniel Schwake, Executive Director, University of Notre Dame at Tantur, Jerusalem


  • Avraham Burg, Former Chairman, Jewish Agency for Israel; Former Speaker of the Knesset; Adjunct Faculty, University of Notre Dame at Tantur, Jerusalem
  • Sari Nusseibeh, Former President, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; Professor of Philosophy; Adjunct Faculty, University of Notre Dame at Tantur, Jerusalem
  • Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Moderator: Asher Kaufman, John M. Regan, Jr. Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Professor of History and Peace Studies 

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This event is co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the University of Notre Dame at Tantur, Jerusalem, one of the Global Gateways run by Notre Dame International. 

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.