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Friday Seminar Series: "The Struggle for Israel" w/ Bruce Hoffman
Start Date: 3/20/2015Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 3/20/2015End Time: 5:00 PM
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The Struggle for Israel with Bruce Hoffman

March 20, 2015
New Building , Rm L2.84
3:00-5:00pm


Bruce Hoffman will present from his new book, “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947” published by Knopf. The book is a case study of how Britain responded to both Arab and Jewish terrorism during the period it governed Palestine after 1917. It specifically asks the question whether terrorism is a successful strategy and, if so, under what circumstances and conditions. This general issue of whether terrorism works is one that must be confronted and understood.

As always, we will have copies of “Anonymous Soldiers” for sale at the seminar.

Professor Hoffman is the author of the widely cited Inside Terrorism that has been described as the “best one volume introduction to this phenomenon” by the Washington Post, along with many other volumes and numerous articles. He is one of a handful of truly outstanding scholars in the field.

Having studied terrorism over 30 years, Hoffman is currently the Director of the Security Studies Program and Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington DC. He previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation as well as RAND’s acting Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy. He served as a Scholar-In Residence at the CIA between 2004 and 2006; advisor on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq; an advisor on counterinsurgency to the Strategy and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters in Baghdad; a member of the National Security Preparedness group, the successor to the 9/11 Commission; a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC; and a Senior Fellow at the US Military Academy, West Point. He serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program for Human Rights Watch in New York City as well as a member of the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs Home Team Academy Advisory Panel, a member of the Jamestown Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the board of advisors to the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association and the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Location Information:
New Building
59th Street and Eleventh Avenue
New York, NY

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