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Israel Studies Colloquium: “Israeli Women in Combat”

Monday, November 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Register here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcO6ppz0qHdclCRg6PkzrjvoRlViSnSCi

Free virtual program, open to students, faculty and staff.

Ayelet Harel-Shalev: Associate professor at the conflict management and resolution program, and the department of politics and government at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Gil-li Vardi: Lecturer in History, Stanford University; Fellow, Hoover Institution; Visiting Scholar, Center for International Security and Cooperation, The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, will serve as discussant. 

Professor Ayelet Harel-Shalev draws on interviews with 100 women military veterans about their experiences in combat. Focusing on women in the Israeli Defense Forces, she provides different perspectives about what their experiences teach us, why such research is important, and how to consider soldiers and veterans both as citizens and as violent state actors—an issue with which scholars are often reluctant to engage.

Ayelet Harel-Shalev is Associate Professor at the Conflict Management and Resolution Program, and the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. She is the co-author of Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies: A Gendered Analysis of Women in Combat (2020) and author of The Challenge of Sustaining Democracy in Deeply Divided Societies: Citizenship, Rights, and Ethnic Conflicts in India and Israel (2010).

Gil-il Vardi is a military historian studying dynamics of doctrinal and operational change in military organizations. She is a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, a fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a lecturer at Stanford University. She is currently working on a book manuscript examining the evolution of German military thought in the interwar era, as well as research on Israel’s doctrinal lessons from the War of Attrition (1968-1970). 


Monday, November 23, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

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