“The People Want(s) to Bring Down the Regime”: Rethinking Nationalism and Legitimacy in Light of the Arab Spring

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Event Time: 
12:00 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. Uriel Abulof, currently a visiting fellow with LISD, will be the featured speaker. Dr. Abulof will briefly introduce his new book, The Mortality and Morality of Nations: French-Candians, Jews, and Afrikaners, and proceed to discuss his current work-in-progress:“The People Want(s) to Bring Down the Regime”: Rethinking Nationalism and Legitimacy in Light of the Arab Spring. Lunch will be served at the session. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.

Uriel Abulof is an assistant professor of politics at Tel-Aviv University and an LISD visiting research fellow. He received his PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was subsequently a Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer at NYU and Princeton University. Abulof studies political legitimation and violence, focusing on nationalism, revolutions and ethnic conflicts in the Middle East, Canada and South Africa. The Hebrew version of his recent book, The Mortality and Morality of Nations (Haifa University Press), was awarded the 2012 Bahat Prize for the best nonfiction book in any academic discipline.