To mark the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War in June this year, BICOM, Fathom and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) are holding a joint conference on the legacies and consequences of the 1967 Six-Day War for Israel and the Middle East. The conference will take place on Friday 17 March.
09.15 Welcome and Introduction to the themes a conference
Speakers: James Sorene, CEO, BICOM; Dr Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, and Director RUSI International, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
09.20 Keynote: “The Six – Day War as a Watershed in Israeli and Middle Eastern History”
Speaker: Professor Asher Susser, The Stein Family Professor of Modern Israel Studies, University of Arizona; Professor of History in the Department of Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU.
09.45 Session one | The six days: contexts, causes and courses
Chair: Greg Shapland, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House.
Speakers: Dr Ahron Bregman, Teaching Fellow, King’s College London Speaker; Guy Laron, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
11.30 Session two | The legacies for Israeli society
Chair: Dr Alan Craig, Pears Lecturer in Israel and Middle East Studies, University of Leeds, and Chair of the European Association of Israel Studies.
Speakers: Dr Sara Hirschhorn, University Research Lecturer in Israel Studies and Sidney Brichto Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Professor David Newman, Chair of Geopolitics, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Ilham Shahbari, Ph.D. candidate in Peace Studies, University of Bradford and former Project Manager, Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry.
13.45 Session three | The legacies for the Arab-Israeli conflict
Chair: James Sorene, CEO, BICOM
Speakers: Nidal Foqaha, Director-General, Palestinian Peace Coalition (PPC-GI); Professor Galia Golan, Darwin Professor (Emerita) Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Professor Asher Susser, The Stein Family Professor of Modern Israel Studies, University of Arizona, Professor of History in the Department of Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University (TAU) and a Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU.
15.20 Session four | Israel, the global left and global public opinion after 1967
Chair: Dave Rich, Deputy Director of Communications, Community Security Trust (CST)
Speakers: Dr David Hirsh, Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Professor Alan Johnson, Editor of Fathom and Senior Research Fellow, BICOM; Rick Nye, Managing Director, Populus.