Professor David Newman OBE holds the Chair of Geopolitics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Newman founded the Department of Politics and Government at BGU in 1998, and the Centre for the Study of European Politics (now the Simone Weil centre for European Research) in 2003. From 2010-2016, Newman served as Dean of the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and in 2013 as awarded the OBE for promoting scientific cooperation between Britain and Israel. From 1998-2014, Newman served as chief editor of the academic Journal, Geopolitics.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding speaking with Anders Persson, senior lecturer at Linnaeus University and author of the new book, ‘EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967-2019‘ (Edinburgh University press, 2020). The two discuss the EU’s role in the conflict over the last 50 years, the impact of the UAE and Bahrain peace deals on EU policy toward the conflict, and how the EU has contributed to the development of Israel.