In this FSR Research Seminar, Prof. Itay Fischhendler of Hebrew University of Jerusalem will present the findings of the article “Energy as a Rewarding and Punitive Foreign Policy Instrument: The Case of Israeli-Palestinian Relations” (Febr. 2019), the use of energy as a punitive or rewarding measure to advance foreign policy ends in conflict situations will be explored.
In particular, the conflict zone of Gaza will be analysed from an energy geopolitical perspective, examining the interplay between the history of regional energy sanctions, the emerging renewable energy revolution and the adaptation of local communities.
This seminar is open to everyone, no registration needed.
Professor Itay Fishhendler heads the Environmental and Planning Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests focus on environmental conflict resolution, natural resources governance, and decision-making under conditions of political and environmental uncertainties. He is a leading scholar on transboundary water institutions and Middle Eastern water policy, and has published over 35 articles in leading public policy, conflict resolution, peace studies, geography, ecological economics, and environmental journals. Itay is now engaged in research related to the politics of energy infrastructure and energy diplomacy, including energy sanctions. Many of Itay’s studies take a critical approach, often by the use of discourse analysis and content analysis, of planning and building protocols of national infrastructure, such as energy and water