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 Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Prize laureate and leader of the Liberian women's peace movement, in discussion with seven Palestinian and Israeli women on peace and the role of women in peacemaking, 4 January 2021.