Israel's National Security Challenges in the Changing Middle East

Israel's National Security Challenges in the Changing Middle East

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Summer 2018

Program Dates: July 26 (Arrival) - August 16 (Check Out), 2019

Academic Credits: 6 credits

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

This program is tailored to give students a comprehensive understanding of the ever-changing Middle East. Throughout the program we will explore the various shifts that have occurred in the region in the last 7 years: political, societal, religious and economic. The program brings together a unique combination of leading academic experts and experienced senior practitioners from both the Department of Middle Eastern and African History and the International MA Program in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) at Tel Aviv University and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) who will share their experience and knowledge with the students and provide the students with an intellectual experience from a very different angle and perspective.

The program is comprised of three separate intensive courses, each one lasting 5 days. A 3-hour simulation will take place on the fourth day of each course. Courses will be enriched by an academic field trip which will take place on the last day of each course. In addition, further in-depth comprehension of the security situations will be exercised via simulations. Each simulation will be tailored to the course itself. Students are expected to participate in all courses and activities.

The program will kick off with a lecture by an Israeli former senior official that will provide the students with a broad strategic analysis about the current trends and challenges in the Middle East. The INSS Director General, MG. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, will give the closing lecture of the program with a concluding Israeli strategic assessment.

In addition to coursework, TAU International offers social activities conducted by our Madrichim (social counselors).

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) is Israel’s leading independent, non-partisan think tank focusing on issues of national security. Ranked among the world's 50 leading think tanks in national security, INSS conducts innovative, policy oriented research with a diverse team of researchers, many of which held senior positions in Israel's security and government institutions, and all of whom have strong backgrounds in security, international relations, and public policy. INSS is a feeding ground for learning about out-of-the-box viewpoints and policies and education, conveyed by world renowned experts of the Middle East.

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) has established a fund to support students to join the program. Grants will be given on an academic excellence/merit base/financial needs and are up to $1,000. Students will need to apply to the program and be accepted and confirmed. Scholarship applications will only be reviewed once the student is accepted to the program. To apply please click here


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