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Critical Flashpoint Discussion: Gaza Crisis

August 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

| $10


Gaza Crisis

Sunday, 10 August, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon
Boardroom, AMN Healthcare
12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego CA 92130


Cameron S. Brown
Neubauer Research Fellow
Institute for National Security Studies
Tel Aviv University


Jonathan Graubart
Director, International Security and Conflict Resolution Program
Chair, Fred J. Hansen Institute for Peace Studies
Professor of Political Science
San Diego State University


Benedetta Berti
Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ben Gurion University
Lecturer, Tel Aviv University
Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies

Joining us  in person will be Professor Jonathan Graubart from San Diego State University  and by Skype from Israel will be Cameron S. Brown, Neubauer Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and Dr Benedettas Berti, Lecturer and Fellow at Tel Aviv University’s INSS.
Cameron Brown examines regional and domestic affairs from a comparative context, borrowing insights from cutting edge research in the social sciences. Mr. Brown has appeared in the international press (including Reuters, AP, and the BBC), and Israeli television and radio. His commentary has been published in papers including The Jerusalem Post, Ha’aretz, Chicago Sun-Times, Newsday and Canada’s National Post. His academic articles have appeared in The Review of International Studies, Middle East Journal, Israel Affairs, The Middle East Review of International Affairs Journal (MERIA), Turkish Studies, and several edited volumes. Additional guest speakers will be announced.

Jonathan Graubart is Director of the International Security and Conflict Resolution Program, Chair of the Fred J. Hansen Institute for Peace Studies, and a professor of political science at San Diego State. He specializes in the areas of international relations, international law, and human rights. Graubart received his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 and his JD from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall in 1989.

Graubart’s publications include “Taking Milosevic Seriously: Imperialism, Law and the Politics of Global Justice” (International Relations, co-authored with Latha Varadarajan), “R2P and Pragmatic Liberal Interventionism: Values in the Service of Interests” (Human Rights Quarterly), “Rendering Global Criminal Law an Instrument of Power: Pragmatic Legalism and Global Tribunals” (Journal of Human Rights), and Legalizing Transnational Activism: The Struggle to Gain Social Change From NAFTA’s Citizen Petitions (Penn State University Press, 2008). His chapter, “War is Not the Answer: R2P and Military Intervention” will be published as part of an edited volume by Cambridge University Press on Responsibility to Protect, made up of leading experts across the globe, including the co-authors of the original R2P doctrine. He is just finishing an article entitled “David in Goliath’s Citadel: Mobilizing the Security Council’s Normative Power for Palestine.”

Prior to academia, Graubart experienced a varied professional career, which includes working for President Ronald Reagan (as an attorney at the US Treasury Department) and for Michael Lerner (as an editorial staff member at Tikkun Magazine). As a San Francisco attorney, Graubart engaged in plaintiff’s-side civil litigation against perpetrators of securities fraud (his first case being against Walt Disney) and worked pro bono in the areas of poverty law and asylum law for political refugees from Central America.

Prior to enrolling in college, Graubart was employed as a fisherman, a factory worker, and a promoter for a traveling circus (though he never succeeded at his attempts to develop a juggling act).

Graubart has four children, Emma, Bakunin, Rosa, and Goliath. Goliath is preparing for an upcoming Bar Mitzvah at a traditional synagogue. Bakunin and Emma are refusing to attend while Rosa is trying to persuade Goliath to have an alternative ceremony modeled on the one Arlo Guthrie had many years ago. The parents are wondering, Can’t we all get along?

Dr Benedetta Berti

Dr. Benedetta Berti is a Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ben Gurion University, a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, and a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Dr. Berti’s areas of expertise include human security, internal conflict, integration of armed groups, post-conflict stabilization as well as democratization, civil society, social movements and strategic nonviolence. Dr. Berti’s work has appeared, among others, Foreign Policy, Studies in Conflict and TerrorismMediterranean Politics, and the Middle East Journal. Recently, Dr. Berti authored the book Armed Political Organizations. From Conflict to Integration (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). In addition, Dr. Berti is a Member of the Young Atlanticist group of the Atlantic Council, the Körber Foundation’s Munich Young Leader group, and she is affiliated with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Experts Program. Dr. Berti holds a PhD and an MA in international relations and security studies from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a post-doctorate from the Hebrew University.




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August 10, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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AMN Healthcare
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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