Открытый курс «Современный Израиль»

27 мая 2019

Открытый курс «Современный Израиль»

МГИМО и Институт Израиля в Вашингтоне проводят второй открытый образовательный курс «Современный Израиль».

Программа включает в себя лекции об истории основания государства, становлении современного общественного и политического строя, актуальной экономической, политической и социальной проблематике, инновационном развитии, региональных вызовах и российско-израильских отношениях.

Курс организован в формате авторских лекций приглашенных профессоров из Тель-Авивского университета, Еврейского университета в Иерусалиме, Междисциплинарного центра в Герцлии, Открытого университета Израиля, Института им. Яакова Герцога, Университета им. Бар-Илана, Института исследований национальной безопасности Израиля.

Лекции пройдут на английском и русском языках, по два занятия (четыре астрономических часа) по понедельникам. Начало занятий — в 16:00 в ауд. 314.

Старт программы — 18 февраля.

Приглашаются все желающие, студенты бакалавриата и магистратуры, аспиранты и преподаватели. По прохождении курса слушатели получат сертификат о повышении квалификации Школы бизнеса и международных компетенций МГИМО.

Для записи на курс необходимо пройти электронную регистрацию.

Для слушателей не из МГИМО вход осуществляется по паспортам.

Курс проводится при поддержке Посольства Государства Израиль в России и Genesis Philanthropy Group.


February 18:
Imperial Russia and the Birth of Modern Zionism, Dr. Semion Goldin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (на русском языке)

This weeks’ lectures will present students with the historical and ideational origins of modern Zionism and the intricate relationship between the Russian government and the Zionist movement within and outside Russia during the late nineteenth-century through the early twentieth-century.

Dr. Semion Goldin
Semion Goldin is received his PhD cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2005. Dr Goldin has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the University of Haifa. He has published several articles on various topics in Russian-Jewish history in the twentieth century.

March 4
The birth of the Jewish State, the 1948 War and the origins of Israel’s strategic thinking, Dr. Ariel Roth, Israel Institute (на английском языке)

This weeks’ lecture surveys the foundation of Israel’s strategic thinking and the way it informed its actions from the pre-Yishuv era to the late 1970s. Students will learn how particular ideological and geostrategic constraints and opportunities have generated a unique approach to strategic questions of security and defense held by the leaders of the Zionist movement and then by the heads of the Jewish State after achieving independence.

Dr. Ariel Roth
Ariel Ilan Roth is Executive Director of the Israel Institute. He previously served as Director of the Global Security Studies graduate program at Johns Hopkins University. He regularly teaches courses in military strategy and modern war for the Government program at Johns Hopkins, and his interests include Israeli strategic studies, U.S. foreign and defense policy and international relations theory. Ariel is an occasional commentator on foreign policy and security-related topics for both national and international newspapers. He is the author of Leadership in International Relations (2010), which examines the role of leaders in creating an effective balance of power, and articles in professional academic journals. He is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and a veteran of the Israeli military. Ariel earned a B.A. from the Hebrew University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

March 18
Contemporary Sociology and Politics of Israel, Dr. Alek Esptein, Yaacov Herzog Institute (на русском языке)

This weeks’ lectures will address the complexity and diversity Israeli politics and society. Illustrated by a stratified political system, Israeli society is diverse and ever-changing. Even within the Jewish Israeli population there are both ethnic divisions and major social gaps. Students will focus on those aspects of multi-ethnicity and multi-religiosity in contemporary Israeli society and politics.

Dr. Alek Epstein
Alek Epstein is an acknowledged sociologist of politics and culture. He divides his time between Israel, Russia and France, taking part in several academic, educational, social change and civil rights activism projects in these countries. His professional experience includes thirteen years of teaching, among them courses taught at the Department of Sociology, Rothberg International School and Chais Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication, Open University of Israel; at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; and at the School of Communication and Journalism at the College of Management, Tel-Aviv. During twelve years (from 1999 till 2010) he served as an adjunct professor of sociology of Israel at the Department of Jewish Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University.

March 25
Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Israeli Society, Dr. Inna Leykin, Open University (на русском языке)

This weeks’ lectures will address the particularities of the immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, and their singular contribution to Israeli politics, society, culture and economy. The immigration waves of the late 1980s and early 1990s generated a massive change in Israel and this meeting will identify its major trends.

Dr. Inna Leykin
Inna Leykin is an assistant professor of anthropology at the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at the Open University of Israel. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at Brown University. As a cultural anthropologist, she studies interactions between cultures of intellectual expertise and policymaking, democratic transformations in post-socialist countries, and emerging practices of the self in contemporary Russia.

April 1
Israeli public policy and technological innovation, Gad Yair, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (на английском языке)

This weeks’ lectures focus on the nexus between public policy and technological innovation given the latter has been an integral part of any growing economy and any successful organization around the world. Students will address the various meanings of innovation in Israel and its management and encouragement through public policy. We will review key events and cases, as well as theories and academic studies related to the sources of innovation, the enabling and stifling of innovation, and key success innovation factors.

Prof. Gad Yair
Gad Yair is an associate professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and former chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department. He holds the Ann and Louis Wolens Chair in Educational Research. His research interests are centered on the role of cultural codes in social theory and the sociology of education and higher education. In 2011, he published The Code of Israeliness: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century. The book exposes the deep codes of Israeli culture. Written for lay people no less than academics, it explains Israeli culture in terms of the clash between Judaism and Zionism around interpreting the ancient traumas that haunt the Jewish people — from ancient Egypt to modern Iran.

April 15
Israel’s current security challenges, Brigadier General (ret.) Itai Brun, IDC Herzliya (на английском языке)

This weeks’ lecture surveys the national security challenges Israel is facing at present vis-à-vis regional and global actors such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, the Palestinians, Turkey, Russia and the United State. Students will learn how the convolutions of recent years have affected Israel threat environment and how Israeli policymakers are addressing these concerns.

Dr. Itai Brun
Brigadier General (ret.) Itai Brun served as the head of Israel Defense Intelligence (IDI) Analysis Division from June 2011 to January 2015. In this position he provided ongoing intelligence assessments to the senior military leadership (the Chief of General staff) and the political level (the Prime Minister, The Defense Minister and the Cabinet). Prior to this position, he was the head of the Analysis Department in the Israeli Air Force Intelligence and the first director of the IDF’s DADO Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies. He founded the center in late 2006, after the second Lebanon War, and served as its director till January 2011. Brun is a lawyer and was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1996. His academic background includes Law and Political Science. He earned his LL.B Degree (Law studies) from Haifa University (cum laude) and a Master’s Degree in Political Science (Diplomacy and Security Studies) from Tel-Aviv University (cum laude). Brun is also a graduate of the IDF Command and Staff College. Brun has published several publications on intelligence and air power issues. His book Intelligence Analysis — Understanding Reality in time of Dramatic Changes (2015) was published (in Hebrew) by the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (IICC).

April 22
Israel’s regional political-diplomatic challenges, Amb. Prof. Itamar Rabinovich, Tel Aviv University (на английском языке)

This weeks’ lectures survey the political, economic and diplomatic regional issues Israel is most concerned about as well as the relationship between Israel and the United States under president Donald Trump. Students will learn how Israeli policymakers are addressing myriad regionally oriented political, diplomatic and economic concerns and reconcile them with the current American administration’s regional outlook.

Amb. Itamar Rabinovich
Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich is founding President of the Israel Institute, a Distinguished Global Professor at New York University, and Non-Resident Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy. He is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University and the University’s former President. Ambassador Rabinovich has been a member of the faculty of Tel Aviv University since 1971 and served as Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Director of the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Dean of the Humanities, and Rector. From 1992-1996, he was Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and chief negotiator with Syria. Ambassador Rabinovich’s most recent books are The Lingering Conflict: Israel, The Arabs and the Middle East (2011) and The View from Damascus (2009). He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He earned a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an M.A. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

May 13
Former Soviet Union Jews and the Israeli-Russian Relationship, Prof. Larissa Remennick, Bar Ilan University (на английском языке)

The weeks’ lectures examine the political and social participation of the immigrants from the former Soviet Union and their involvement in decision-making. Students will learn about this community’s socio-political integration and equal opportunities, tensions and tolerance, common values and cultural differences, political re-socialization and electoral behavior, political parties and associations, diverse discursive frameworks, transnational and sub-national organizational strategies employed by immigrant organizations.

Prof. Larissa Remennick
Larissa Remennick is Professor of Sociology and former Chair of the Department. She joined Bar-Ilan faculty in 1994, a few years after her immigration to Israel from Moscow. Prof. Remennick received her Ph.D.in Demography and Sociology of Health in 1988 from the Institute of Sociology in Moscow and then worked as post-doctoral fellow at Oxford University in England. After moving to Israel in 1991, Larissa continued her former line of work in Medical Sociology (with the new focus on assisted reproductive technologies), but also added new interests in immigration and migrant integration. Over the last 20 years, Prof. Remennick has conducted and published multiple studies on the various aspects of former Soviet immigration to Israel, including health and well-being, gender and family dynamics, occupational mobility of immigrant professionals, language patterns, and cultural encounter between Russian Israelis and other Israeli ’tribes’.

May 27
The Present and Future of Israel-Russia relations, Amb. Zvi Magen, Senior Fellow, INSS (на русском языке)

This weeks’ lectures examine the current and future factors determining the political relationship between the Israeli and the Russian governments with regards to issues such as the Syrian civil war, Iran, Lebanon and Hezbollah, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, energy etc. The lectures will also identify the main issues that will define the Russo-Israeli relationship in the foreseeable future.

Amb. Zvi Magen
Zvi Magen joined the INSS research staff following a long career in Israel’s Foreign Service. From 1993-1997 he served as Israel’s ambassador to the Ukraine, and in 1998-1999 he served as Israel’s ambassador to Russia. In the years 1999-2006 he served as head of the «Nativ» organization (the Prime Minister’s Office liaison group for the FSU and Jewish diaspora affairs), and in 2006-2009 he was head of the Institute for Eurasian Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Amb. Magen served in IDF Military Intelligence, completing his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

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