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Israeli Women in Combat

Thursday, January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

Ayelet Harel-Shalev is associate professor at the Conflict Management and Resolution Program, and the Department of Politics and Government 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).

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.

Stanford Professor Gil-li Vardi, an expert on Israeli military history, will join as discussant.


110 Law Building


Maya Shemtov

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