Netanyahu’s Dilemmas and Options in the Regional and International Arenas with Prof. Yossi Shain

Netanyahu’s Dilemmas and Options in the Regional and International Arenas with Prof. Yossi Shain

On March 24 – 2015, Prof. Yossi Shain, world renowned political scientist from Tel Aviv University, spoke at the JPC about the challenges facing Mr. Netanyahu in forming a coalition government and in the international and regional arenas. Prof. Shain assessed that if Mr. Liberman, outgoing Foreign Minister, would keep that position, there is a chance for a regional initiative that will break the current deadlock.


About Prof. Yossi Shain
Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv Universitywhere he also serves as Chairman of the Political Science Department, head of the Abba Eban Graduate Studies Program in Diplomacy and Director of the Frances Brody Institute for Applied Diplomacy. He is also a Full Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics at Georgetown University, and the Founding Director of the Program for Jewish Civilization (PJC) at Georgetown. In 2007, he also served (pro-bono) as President of Western Galilee College. Professor Shain earned his B.A. (Philosophy-1981 cum laude) and M.A. (Political Science-1983) degrees from Tel Aviv University and received his Ph.D. in Political Science (with distinction) from Yale University in 1988. Since 1989, he has taught Political Science at Tel Aviv University, where he served as Department Chair from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2013 . He was also Head of the Hartog School of Government from 2003 to 2007 and co-director (with Peter Berkowitz) of the Israel Program on Constitutional Government 2003-2008. Shain also held many visiting appointments, including at Sciences Po in Paris, Yale University, Wesleyan University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Middlebury College. He was also a Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University. Shain has lectured around the world and was honored as the David and Goldie Blanksteen in Jewish Ethics at Yale Law School (2000), as Olin Lecturer at the Harvard Lecturer Academy (2002) and as the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Chair at Georgetown (three consecutive times 1999-2002). For more, please click here.

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