STERN FAMILY LECTURE ON ISRAEL STUDIES:
israel and the possibilities for peace
Israel and the Possibilities for Peace
Dr. Abraham Wagner, Columbia University
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
7:30 pm ET
Since Israeli independence, Israel has fought multiple wars with the Arab states and has been subjected to ongoing attacks from both Palestinians and terrorists. The “peace process” has been successful with Egypt and Jordan, while other aspects of the situation remain unsettled. The “two state solution” has become problematic and not actively supported by Israel or the Arab states. At the same time increasing threats to Israel and the Arab states from Iran, radical Islamists, and terrorist organizations pose a serious challenge to the regional states.
About Abraham Wagner, Ph.D.
Abraham Wagner has been teaching in the areas of national security and intelligence at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Law School and is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. He is also a Lecturer in Law at the Columbia Law School. In addition, he has served as a visiting professor at New York University (NYU) and UCLA. He also gives lectures on national security and counter-terrorism issues. Dr. Wagner writes and consults on national security issues, with one focus on issues related to the Middle East. Outside of Columbia he is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and serves as a consultant to several U.S. Government agencies. Prior to joining Columbia Dr. Wagner served in several U.S. Government positions, including the National Security Council Staff, the office of the Director of Central Intelligence and the Department of Defense. Dr. Wagner holds both Ph.D. and JD degrees.