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ENRICH-0034 – Hist: Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (ENRICH-0034_ISRL)

Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: From Ancient History to Today’s Headlines

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict, arguably one of the longest lasting and most misunderstood conflicts in the world, continues to stir endless controversy and evoke a wide range of emotional responses that encompass both political and religious elements. Led by regional expert and guide Iman Jodeh, this course will journey through a comprehensive historical narrative that explains the roots and modern-day intricacies of this ongoing conflict. Starting with the era of Abraham, father of the three monotheistic religions, learn how ancient events set the stage for today’s conflict. Follow pivotal events that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the role of two world wars, and the eventual creation of the state of Israel in 1948 known as the Nakba (“great catastrophe”) to Palestinians. By examining global efforts in recent decades to find a solution to the unending tensions in the region, students will more fully comprehend what factors and which players continue to prevent resolution and peace from occurring. To gain a more meaningful insight into the Middle East, enroll in the accompanying nine-day journey to Palestine, Israel, Jordan and an optional seven-day Egypt excursion. For specific details about the trip, contact Iman Jodeh at the link below.

Four sessions*
New Dates! Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 2017
Location: Room 186, Sturm Hall, DU campus

*Plus pretrip preparation session only for travel participants: Aug. 7, 8 or 9 at 6 pm, Posner Center for International Development


Iman Jodeh is the co-founder and executive director of Meet the Middle East, a non-profit organization that aims to educate Americans on topics of culture, religion, geography, history, economics and politics of the Middle East region. In an effort to foster relationships between both regions, MTME offers educational seminars coupled with immersion travel to the region designed for high school students, young professionals and adult learners. Iman also teaches Life Under Occupation: A Palestinian Perspective in the Enrichment Program and has been leading trips to the region since 2009.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 32Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $175

Sessions

Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday20th September 201711th October 201706:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallIman Jodeh