Thinking Security: A ComparativeAnalysis of Israeli and Arab Approaches

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dr. Ephraim Kam is Deputy Head, The Institute for National Security Studies (formerly The Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies). Dr. Kam served as a Colonel in the Research Division of IDF Military Intelligence. The positions he held in the IDF include Assistant Director of the Research Division for Evaluation and senior instructor at the IDF’s National Defense College. By 1993 he retired from the IDF and joined the Jaffee Center, where he serves since 1995 as the deputy head. He is also teaching at the Security Studies Program, Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Kam took his BA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Studies and Economics, and his MA and PhD degrees in International Relations at Harvard University. He specializes in security problems of the Middle East and the Arab states, Iran, Israel’s national security issues, as well as strategic intelligence. His book Surprise Attack: the Victim’s Perspective (Harvard University Press, 1988) was awarded the National Intelligence Study Center (Washington D.C.)1988 prize for the best book on intelligence issues. His recent book is From Terror to Nuclear Bombs: The Significance of the Iranian Threat (Hebrew, 2004). Among his other publications: The Implications of the Collapse of the Soviet Union on the Middle East (1991); The Political Framework of the Palestinian Entity (1994); and A Nuclear Iran: What Does It Mean and What Can Be Done (2007).