Dubnov to Speak on Upcoming Israeli Elections

August 2, 2019

The Israeli flag seen flying over Jerusalem.

In early April, Israelis went to the polls to select a new government. Prime Minister Netanyahu won the election, but failed to form a governing coalition. Now, new elections will be held in mid-September. How and why did this happen? What will happen in these second elections? And what does it all mean? 

Professor Arie Dubnov, the Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies at George Washington University, will unravel the complexities of the upcoming Israeli elections. Dr. Dubnov is a scholar of twentieth-century Jewish and Israeli history, with particular expertise on the history of political thought, the study of nationalism, decolonization, and partition politics. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalemin Israel.In early April, Israelis went to the polls to select a new government. Prime Minister Netanyahu won the election, but failed to form a governing coalition. Now, new elections will be held in mid-September. How and why did this happen? What will happen in these second elections? And what does it all mean? 

Join us for this important discussion on Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 303 of the James Branch Cabell Library. This event is free and open to the public. Light vegetarian refreshments will be served.