Episode 14 – Israel-Palestine Relations: “Mowing the Grass” and the way Forward

Guests: Michael Shkolnik, PhD candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and Dr. Mira Sucharov, Department of Political Science at Carleton Univeristy.

About: In this episode our hosts Matt and Bridge unpack the counterinsurgency tactic called “Mowing the Grass” with PhD student Michael Shkolnik and discuss the broader political dynamics of Israel-Palestine relations with Dr. Mira Sucharov from the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.

From left to right: Matt Potter, Rhian Foley, Bridget Healy and Michael Shkolnik

Michael Shkolnik is a Ph.D. Candidate at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, focusing on the evolution of terrorist and insurgent organizations. Michael served as a scholar-in-residence and senior policy advisor with the Strategic Foresight unit at the Department of Global Affairs Canada. In the past, he has worked with counter-terrorism and international security institutes in Ottawa, Washington, D.C. and Israel.

Professor Sucharov holds a PhD in Government from Georgetown University, an MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Middle East Studies from McGill University. She specializes in psychological and identity approaches to international relations, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish politics. She is the author of The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (SUNY Press, 2005), and articles on Israeli-Palestinian relations and Diaspora Jewish relations, emotions and IR, pedagogy, and reflections on the craft of being a scholar-blogger.


Music: www.bensound.com and www.incompetech.com

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