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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

The U.S. and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Week 1: July 3-9, 2016

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This course examines the history of the United States' involvement in the conflict between Israelis and Arabs, from 1948 to the present.

A great deal of attention has been paid recently to political tensions between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu-led Israeli government, yet such tensions are not new: American policy makers, Republicans and Democrats alike, have clashed with their Israeli counterparts on and off for six decades. During that time, American interests in the region have undergone various transformations, particularly in the U.S.'s close alliance with Saudi Arabia as well as with Egypt and Jordan.

Ross Brann, the M. R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies at Cornell and a CAU favorite, will lead our lively discussions as we explore the nature of U.S. engagement in the region, including our nation's efforts to manage and solve the conflict.

Ross Brann

The M. R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies, Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley; the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; New York University; and the American University in Cairo. He has taught at Cornell University since 1986 and served... > more

Registration

Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.