Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 27 February 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Israel: looking beyond the headlines

Cyrus Schayegh, Associate Professor of International History

Lunch Briefing

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Genève

This Lunch Briefing will focus on two (of many) issues that rarely make the headlines but are avidly discussed in today’s Israel: the Jewish state’s relationship with the Jewish diaspora, especially the United States, and the socio-demographic profile of the Israeli military.


Prior to joining the Institute, Cyrus Schayegh taught for nine years at Princeton University, first as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor. He was also Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut. His main areas of expertise cover the modern Middle East, global history, decolonisation, the Cold War, development studies and historiography.
Professor Schayegh is the author of The Middle East and the Making of the Modern World (Harvard University Press, 2017) and Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950 (University of California Press, 2009).