Efraim Inbar, a professor in political studies at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, will deliver a public lecture, “Israel and Turkey: The End of a Strategic Alliance,” on Tuesday, February 2, 6 p.m. at New York University’s King Juan Carlos Center [screening room] (53 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and Thompson Streets). The event is hosted by NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies.
Inbar’s lecture will analyze the domestic and international factors that influenced Israeli-Turkish relations in the post-Cold War era and assess the impact of the bilateral relations on the balance of power in the Middle East.
The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.8981. Space is limited. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Inbar, who is also the director of Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, specializes in Middle Eastern strategic issues, notably in the politics and strategy of Israeli national security. Inbar’s published works include: Outcast Countries in the World Community (1985); War and Peace in Israeli Politics: Labor Party Positions on National Security (1991); Rabin and Israel’s National Security (1999); The Israeli-Turkish Entente (2001); and, Israel’s National Security: Issues and Challenges since the Yom Kippur War (2008).
The Taub Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The gift supports an endowed professorship and two graduate fellowships in Israel Studies, and funds lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia at the Center, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. In addition to offering its own programming, the Taub Center works closely with NYU’s departments to create cross-disciplinary programming, serving to broaden NYU’s offerings in Judaic and Middle Eastern studies. For more, visit the website.