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Decoding the Israeli Elections: Implications for Regional Politics

Free and open to the public - April 20

ISIS: Origins and Illusions - A Panel Discussion

April 14, 4:30PM Computer Science Bldg. Room 104

"East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" film screening with singer-songwriter David Broza

March 23 at 7:00PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

cosponsored with The Center for Jewish Life, Butler College, Wilson College, and the Woodrow Wilson School

In January 2013, Broza went into a recording studio in predominantly-Palestinian East Jerusalem and, along with Israeli musicians and local Palestinian musicians, under the musical direction of the American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Steve Earle, recorded a new album and filmed the process. The film shows the story of the camaraderie and bridge-building that can take place through music, even in a longtime war zone.

During the eight-day session in the studio, the muscisians shared their life stories and learned surprising truths about each other. As the two members described the realities of Shuafat refugee camp, where they lived, Broza decided to visit the place in the dark of night.

Broza also toured the Old City of Jerusalem with a Palestinian friend, seeing it from a different perspective. Producer Steve Earle, who wrote in the 1990s a song called "Jerusalem" (recorded by Broza especially for this project), saw the city for the first time: The eight-day stay in Jerusalem offered him unexpected insights into the political and cultural complexities of the region.


Iranian Electoral Politics: 1905-present: Continuity Despite Revolutions

April 3rd, 2015
Bowl 001, Robertson Hall

Co-sponsored with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies

RSVP requested by emailing


POLICY FORUM: The Future of Egypt

April 13, 2015 - 12:00PM to 6:00PM - By invitation only
Bobst Hall
Co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School
of International and Public Affairs