[VIRTUAL] First Friday on Thursday: Public Education and Regime Stability in the Modern Middle East with Congregation Bonai Shalom

Date: March 4, 2021Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the past, the answer has often been to advocate for vocational education. In the background looms the idea of political instability, that if too many people have desires, education or skills beyond their class they will rebel. However, few people have considered the alternative: that too little education can also lead to rebellion. Professor Kalisman will discuss the connections between education and political stability by focusing on the modern Middle East. She will show how colonial policies that aimed at preventing colonized populations from being educated, in fact paved the way for revolutions on the part of those excluded from schools. Professor Kalisman is an Assistant Professor of History and the Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on the history of education in Israel/Palestine, Jordan and Iraq. She teaches courses in Jewish and Middle Eastern History, specializing in the history of Israel/Palestine as well as the history of childhood.

Thursday, March 4 | 7 - 8:30 pm