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Hope in the Shadow of the Israel-Hamas War: Lessons and Insights

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Adomi Leshem

How does hope for peace form and proliferate in the seemingly hopeless reality of conflict, and why do despair and fear often prevail? And how does hope manifest itself at the societal level? Dr. Adomi Leshem takes on the bold challenge of answering these questions by merging insights from philosophy and social psychology and investigating hope for peace in an intense political context--the intractable, violent conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Combining the wisdom of more than a hundred years of scholarship on hope with insights from original data collected in conflict zones, Dr. Adomi Leshem offers a novel conceptualization of hope and a standardized way to measure hope in a wide array of contexts. The talk will address the Israeli-Hamas War and evaluate the role that hope can play during times of intense violence.


Taliaferro Hall

Room 1126


Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

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