13 2022

Free Public Lecture: From the Jewish Question to the Love of Israel?

4:30PM - 6:30PM  

Dr. Irena Rubin Kalhousová, Director, Herzl Center for Israeli Studies and Assistant Professor, The Institute of Political Studies at Charles University

Thursday, January 13 at 4:30 pm Honolulu Time Zone

In-Person: George Hall 227, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Campus and

Via Zoom: Please contact Prof. Peter Hoffenberg (peterh@hawaii.edu) for the Zoom link

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Dr. Irena Kalhousová is Director of The Herzl Center for Israeli Studies and an assistant professor at Charles University. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Kalhousová was an analyst at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya in Israel, a chief analyst at the Prague Security Studies Institute, and Head of the Middle Eastern program at the Association for International Affairs in Prague. Since 2008, she has been an analyst for and a member of the Program Committee at the Foundation Forum 2000. Dr. Kalhousová specializes in Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and relations between Central European countries and Israel. In her most recent scholarship, she examines relations among Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Israel.

Dr. Kalhousová analyzes the historical roots of foreign policies of these three Central European countries towards Israel. She has also written analyses for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic and regularly appears as an expert on the Middle East and foreign policy of Central Europe in Czech and international media. She is the primary investigator of a 2022-2026 PRIMUS four-year research grant called “The Past is Present: The Use and Misuse of Traumatic Historical Events in Foreign Policy” and is the recipient of the 2021 Golden Course Faculty Teaching Award for the best undergraduate course at Charles University.

Dr. Kalhousová’s link to the Herzl Center: https://herzl.cuni.cz/HERZL-54.html.

For further information about the talk, please contact:

Prof. Daphne Desser at desser@hawaii.edu or Prof. Peter Hoffenberg at peterh@hawaii.edu

This talk is co-sponsored by Hillel Hawai’i, the U H Fund for the Promotion of Jewish Life and Studies, and the U H Manoa Department of History