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Shabbat Speaker Series: Victor Asal, PhD

March 23, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ohav Shalom
113 New Krumkill Road
Albany, NY 12208

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Dr. Victor Asal will discuss issues of Democracy in Israel 

Chair of Public Administration and Policy Professor of Political Science
Specialization: Comparative Politics Department of Political Science

TIME: The presentation will begin immediately following Shabbat Services, at approximately 12:00 PM. A Question and Answer and discussion will follow the presentation.

Victor Asal currently serves as Chair of the Department of Public Administration and as a Professor in the Department of Political Science. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also, along with R. Karl Rethemeyer, the co-director of the Project on Violent Conflict. Dr. Asal is affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Dr. Asal’s research focuses on the choice of violence by nonstate organizational actors as well as the causes of political discrimination by states against different groups such as sexual minorities, women and ethnic groups. In addition, Prof. Asal has done research on the impact of nuclear proliferation and on the pedagogy of simulations. Asal has been involved in research projects funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, The Department of Homeland Security, The National Science Foundation, and The Office of Naval Research.