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This Week


Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Time: 12:45 – 2PM
Location: 280B, Stanford Law School

The New Normal in Israel:

A Hybrid of Terrorism, Shadow Wars, and Armed Conflict

Dr. Levite is a Nonresident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served the Israeli government as Principal Deputy Director General for Policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission (2002-2007), Deputy Israeli National Security Advisor for Defense Policy (1999-2000), and Head of the Bureau of International Security at the Israeli Ministry of Defense.  Dr. Levite was also a Visiting Fellow at CISAC, Stanford University (2000-2002) and has published extensively on issues of strategy, military doctrine, deterrence, arms control, proliferation, and intelligence. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University and has been honored by France with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur.



Upcoming Events

The International Law Society


Promoting the Arab Peace Initiative as a Basis for a Comprehensive Middle East Peace
with Dr. Walid Salem

Thursday, April 18
Room 280A, Stanford Law School

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Food will be served

“Nonviolence sends a message to the dominant powers in the world that our struggle is a popular one. It calls for the end of occupation. It is not a terrorist struggle that aims to destroy the Jews nor a threat to the stability of the region, as we are accused.”

Walid Salem is the director of Panorama, the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development in East Jerusalem and author of numerous texts about the conflict. He was imprisoned by Israel a number of times in the 1970s and 80s for being an active political member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Walid joined Panorama after the initiation of the Oslo process, and has since conducted joint studies and activities with Israeli academics and peace groups. He also conducts training sessions in democracy, nonviolence and civil society building with Palestinian groups.

Please RSVP for this event HERE.


The Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Fund, OWLS, the International Law Society, the Stanford National Security and the Law Society, and the Stanford Law Association present:
 by Cary McClelland, SLS 2015

April 18, 7:45 pm, Wilbur Field
“Without Shepherds” premiered at Slamdance Film Festival earlier this year.
  • Without Shepherds is one of the most visually impressive and insightful docs in recent memory.  The film simply and effectively shatters stereotypes about Pakistan, revealing diversity of thought and hope for the future.” – Hammer to Nail
  • “Inspiring and harrowing at the same time…”- Slug Magazine
  • “A thoughtful portrait into the lives of some of this troubled country’s citizens, who despite their differences of class and ideology, share a longing for a better way of life.”- Filmmaker Magazine