Tue, September 13, 2016
18:00 – 19:00
Via Bolognese 120
A Lecture by Professor Itamar Rabinovich.
On November 4 1995 a right wing Israeli fanatic assassinated Israel’s PM Yitzhak Rabin in order to stop the Oslo peace process with the Palestinians. From the perspective of twenty years’ distance, Professor Itamar Rabinovich, Rabin’s ambassador in Washington and chief negotiator with Syria, will examine the assassination’s impact on Israel’s domestic policy and on Israel’s relations with the Palestinians and the larger Middle East. Professor Rabinovich’s biography of Rabin will be published by Yale University Press in the winter of 2017.
Co-Sponsored by the Scuola di Scienze Politiche “Cesare Alfieri”, Università di Firenze
PROFESSOR AND FORMER US AMBASSADOR IN ISRAEL
Itamar Rabinovich is Israel’s former Ambassador to the United States and former Chief Negotiator with Syria in the mid 1990’s and the former president of Tel-Aviv University (1999-2007). He is President of the newly founded Israel Institute (Washington and Jerusalem); Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History of Tel Aviv University; Distinguished Global Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU; and a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center.