Wed 11 February
‘Rethinking Borders: Deterritorializing the Two State Solution’
SPEAKER: Professor David Newman: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and University Chair in geopolitics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Following a career in geography, Newman founded the Department of Politics and Government in 1998, and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society in 2001. From 1998-2014 Newman was the chief editor of the International Journal of Geopolitics. His degrees are form the UK (University of London and Durham). Newman also writes a weekly political commentary column in the Jerusalem Post.
ABSTRACT: The Two State solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict necessitates the demarcation of borders which will separate the respective territories and sovereignties of both States. Given the increasing complexity of drawing a border in recent years, we examine alternative territorial configurations of a Two State solution involving cross citizenship, exclaves and flexible notions of borders.
This event is part of the Centre’s Israel Studies research seminar programme for 2015.