Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman is an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Senior Reseach Fellow at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He received a PhD from Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on contemporary Middle Eastern history, inter-Arab relations, and the modern Maghrib.
In 1990, Dr. Maddy-Weitzman taught the following course as a visiting Israeli scholar at the Emory University History Department:
The Near East, 1914-Present (Fall 1990)
This course was an introductory survey of the modern Near East in the 20th Century. Topics included a brief review of Islamic and medieval Near Eastern history, and the Ottoman Empire's decline. Special emphasis was given to the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In the post-World War II period, focus was directed at pan-Arabism, inter-Arab political history, the economics and politics of modernization, and the petro-dollar revolution. Extensive time was devoted to the Palestinians, modern Israel, the unfolding peace process, and U.S. foreign policy toward modern Israel, and U.S. foreign policy toward the region. The history of individual countries was undertaken, with primary focus on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, and Turkey.