2022 / 02 / 24 (木)

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Israel Month | International Webinar #4: Abraham Accords and its Consequences: What is Gained and What is Not (yet)

中東・イスラーム世界のオルターナティブに関する分科会
* Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 16:00-17:30 Japan Time (9:00-10:30 Israel Time)
* Venue: Zoom­­­­
* Language: English / Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided
* Registration: No charge. Advance registration required
* This webinar is part of the "Israel Month @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus" event. For more information, please click here

Abraham Accords and its Consequences: What is Gained and What is Not (yet)
How did the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement impact the Middle East and beyond? At this webinar, two distinguished scholars from the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC), Tel Aviv University, will review the Israeli Normalization with Gulf and North African Arab States and evaluate its impact on the Middle East. Prof. Rabi will discuss developments between UAE, Bahrain, and Israel and Dr. Friedman will focus on triangle relations between Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States. In addition, this webinar will address the implications for Japan’s foreign policy toward the Middle East.
 
Speakers
Professor Uzi Rabi, Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University
 
Dr. Brandon Friedman, Director of Research at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University
 
Moderator and Commentator: Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, RCAST and the Head of ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies), the University of Tokyo
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About the Speakers
 
Prof. Uzi Rabi
Professor Uzi Rabi, PhD, is the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and a senior researcher at the Center for Iranian Studies, both at Tel Aviv University. Formerly, he was the Head of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on the modern history and evolution of states and societies in the Middle East, Iranian-Arab relations, oil and politics in the Middle East, and Sunni-Shi’i dynamics.
 
Dr. Brandon Friedman 
Dr. Brandon Friedman, PhD, is the Director of Research at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is also the Managing Editor of the Dayan Center’s journal Bustan: The Middle East Book Review. His monograph, The End of Pax Britannica in the Persian Gulf, 1969-1971, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020.

Moderator/Commentator: Prof. Satoshi Ikeuchi
Satoshi Ikeuchi is a Professor of Religion and Global Security at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo and the Head of ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies). Professor Ikeuchi has published extensively on Middle East politics, Islamic political thought and global security challenges.
 
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* “Israel Month @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus” is organized by ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the University of Tokyo and supported by the Embassy of Israel in Japan. 
* Contact Information: Division of Religion and Global Security (Ikeuchi Laboratory) of RCAST, the University of Tokyo: office@me.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies) of the University of Tokyo with the support of the Embassy of Israel in Japan, has organized “Israel Week” in 2021. The Year 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Japan. With great pleasure, this year’s "Israel Month @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus" event will feature a series of webinars on the latest trends and developments in Israel and their impact on Japan-Israel relations. The webinars in this framework will cover a broad range of topics, including recent developments in relation between Japan and Israel, Israel and the Arab countries, Greentech and climate change technologies, the impact of blockchain technology on policies, and how Earth Science grasps the global warming. A series of virtual seminars and lectures on Jewish thought and other religious traditions are to be held on this occasion inviting leading scholars from Israel. 
"Israel Month” aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and inspiration from researchers and experts across different fields, and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants from academia, NPOs, industry, and the public sector.
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