Teach-In: What's at stake in the Israel-Hamas War? A Regional Perspective

Wednesday, March 06, 2024
Event Time 04:30 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. PT
Location Online
Contact Email


As we enter the 129th day of Israel's response to the October 7th attacks by Hamas that resulted in the loss of Israeli lives, we also recognize the terrible and catastrophic loss of life, displacement, and humanitarian suffering that has befallen the entire Palestinian population of Gaza. It is indeed unthinkable. The larger implications of the Israel-Hamas War, however, also pose a danger to the entire region, and indeed to the world. Join us for a Teach-In and Discussion with Professors Maziar Behrooz (History) and Mahmood Monshipouri (International Relations) on March 5 at 4:30 pm (on zoom), “What's at Stake in the Israel-Hamas War? – A Regional Perspective.”

This event is free, but you must register here:

Maziar Behrooz is an associate professor in the History Department at San Francisco State University. His books include “Rebels with a Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran” (London, 1999, republished in paperback 2000 and 2024). His most recent book, “Iran at War: Interactions with the Modern World and the Struggle with Imperial Russia” (2023) focuses on late 18th century-early 19th century encounters between Iran and the Western world.

Mahmood Monshipouri is a professor in the Department of InternationalRelations at San Francisco State University and is also a lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he teaches Middle East Politics. He is the author of In the “Shadow of Mistrust: The Geopolitics and Diplomacy of US-Iran Relations” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022), the editor of “Why Human Rights Still Matter in Contemporary Global Affairs” (New York: Routledge, 2020), and the author of “Middle East Politics: Changing Dynamics” (New York: Routledge, 2019). His forthcoming book, entitled, “Climate Change, Environmental Rights, and Forced Migration in the Middle East,” will be published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Co-sponsored by the Center, along with the SF State Departments of History, International Relations, and Political Science, as well as the Minor Program in Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Upcoming Events