“The Chosen People Has No Choice”: Israel’s Politics of Fear, Freedom and Bad Faith

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Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Uriel Abulof is a Senior Lecturer (US Associate Professor) at Tel-Aviv University’s School of Political Science, Government and International Affairs, where he directs the graduate studies program. He is also a research fellow at Princeton University’s LISD / Woodrow Wilson School and at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. Abulof studies the politics of fear and legitimation, social movements, existentialism, nationalism and ethnic conflicts. His recent books include The Mortality and Morality of Nations (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Living on the Edge: The Existential Uncertainty of Zionism (Haifa University Press, 2015), which received Israel’s best academic book award (Bahat Prize). He is also the co-editor of Self-Determination: A Double-Edged Concept (Routledge, 2016) and Communication, Legitimation and Morality in Modern Politics (Routledge, 2017). Abulof is the recipient of the 2016 Young Scholar Award in Israel Studies. He is currently working on another book for Cambridge University Press on Political Existentialism and Humanity’s Midlife Crisis. His articles have appeared in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Political Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, British Journal of Sociology, European Journal of International Relations, Journal of International Relations and Development, Contemporary Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies and International Politics


Daria Dumbabze


Uriel Abulof
Tel Aviv University/Princeton University


The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies

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