David Newman September 2008
Borders, Boundaries, Territory: David Newman at UiT

In a joint effort the Centre for Peace Studies, the Institute for Culture and Literature, and the Department of Political Science at Tromsø University are hosting a stay by Prof. David Newman from the department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University.

David Newman is a Professor of Political Geography and a Senior Research fellow at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, where he founded the Department of Politics and Government. He is currently the chief editor of the international journal, Geopolitics, a quarterly journal published by Taylor Francis (Routledge).

Newman has published widely on territorial dimensions of the Israel/Palestine conflict. In particular, his work has focused on issues relating to borders and settlements. Since the late 1980's, Newman has been involved in peace related activities and in a variety of Track II discussions and negotiations. He is currently directing three research projects related to the peace process. Newman is responsible for the Israeli participation in the EURO border project, examining the role of the EU in conflict resolution. He has also recently received a partnership in Peace Project to look at the role of religion in influencing the peace discourse in Israel. He is also responsible for a USIP (United States Institute of Peace) project examining potential models of trans-boundary cooperation between Israel and a future Palestinian state. He has recently been appointed editor of the new Middle East Peace and Security book series, to be published by Routledge.

Wednesday September 10th at CPS

Session 1: (1015-1130)
“The Concepts of ‘Border’ and ‘Territory’ in a Borderless World”

Session 2: (1145-1300)
“Territorial and Geopolitical Dimensions of the Israel/Palestine Conflict and Peace Process”


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