About the Event
On Tuesday, September 24, the Center for Jewish Civilization hosted its first brown bag lunch of the semester in McGhee Library. The event, which was open to only the first ten CJC students who RSVP’d, was centered on modern Israeli politics and the 2019 Israeli elections. The CJC’s Professor Moran Stern offered a backgrounder on Israel’s unicameral parliamentary system, as well as its September 17 elections, which was characterized by a 69.7 percent voter turnout. In one of the many standout moments of the lunch, Stern noted that “the main factor that dominates and shapes Israeli politics, probably since 2017, is the legal situation of Prime Minister Netanyahu.” This brown bag lunch is one of many that will examine pressing issues in both United States and Middle East politics.
About the Speaker
Moran Stern is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Maryland, College Park and a Graduate Fellow in Advanced Israel Studies. Since 2012, Stern has been teaching courses at the Center for Jewish Civilization on Israel and the contemporary Middle East. Moran holds an M.A. in International Relations, Economics, and Middle East Studies from the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a B.A. in Philosophy and Communications from Saint Francis College, New York. He speaks Hebrew and Arabic.
Missed the CJC’s Brown Bag?
Professor Stern co-wrote an informative op-ed in The Jewish Week about Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel’s election. Read it here!
There is more to come from our Brown Bag series –– stay tuned, students!