What: "An Israeli-Arab Legal Scholar Discusses the Gaza War and Terrorism" -- A lecture at the University of North Texas by Mohammed Wattad, assistant professor at Zefat Academic College School of Law in Zefat, Israel. Sponsored by UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
When: 2 p.m. Oct. 21 (Tuesday)
Where: Room 43/47 of UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd., Denton
Contact: UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program at 940-369-8926 or
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Mohammad Wattad, assistant professor in the School of Law at Israel's Zefat Academic College, and the Schusterman Visiting Israel Professor at the University of California at Irvine, will speak at the University of North Texas Oct. 21 (Tuesday).
His free lecture, "An Israeli-Arab Legal Scholar Discusses the Gaza War and Terrorism," begins at 2 p.m. in Room 43/47 of UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.
Wattad specializes in international and comparative criminal law, comparative constitutional law, international law and legal issues surrounding war, torture and terrorism. He is also an expert in the history of Israel and issues of self-image and identity in multicultural societies. Wattad has written and spoken extensively on societal challenges confronting the Middle East and Israel, including relations between Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens and Israel's external relations with surrounding Arab states.
He was a member of the Legal Task Force of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East from 2009-2013 and was a legal clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel from 2003-2004. In addition to being a visiting scholar at UC-Irvine, he was a visiting scholar and a Minerva Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany, and a Halbert Fellow and visiting scholar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is the current editor-in-chief of the international journal Medicine and Law.
Wattad is a graduate of Haifa University School of Law in Israel. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad at Oxford University. He has a master of law degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also earned a master of law degree and a doctoral degree from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
His lecture is being sponsored by UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. For more information, contact the Jewish and Israel Studies Program office at 940-369-8926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.