The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar, "State, Society and Transnational Volunteer Fighters: Palestine (1948) and Afghanistan (1984-92) in Comparative Historical Perspective," on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. in 023 Robertson Hall. Avraham Sela, the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Professor of International Relations and a senior research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute, both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be the featured speaker. Lunch will be served. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.
Avraham Sela is a scholar on the Middle East and international relations. He is the author of The Decline of the Arab Israeli Conflict: Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order (1998) and co-author of The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence and Adjustment (2000).