|Visiting Lecturer and Middle East Analyst Chodoff Will Teach Course at U of M
For release: Jan. 8, 2007
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A leading authority on conflict in the Middle East will teach a special course about terrorism during the spring semester at the University of Memphis. Elliot Chodoff, the David Bornblum/Lemsky Visiting Scholar in Israel Studies, will discuss “Israel, the Middle East, and Terrorism” January 16 - March 2. The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
With 25 years of experience as an educator, the American-born Chodoff has lectured widely in Israel and abroad. His topics include the Middle East conflict, terrorism, the military aspects of international conflict, the sociology of modern Israel, and Zionism.
A resident of Israel since 1983, Chodoff was inducted into the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in 1984. He is an expert on infantry weapons and tactics and teaches courses on field craft and small unit tactics to infantry and paratroop officers. A major in the reserves, he served in the IDF during the recent war with Hezbollah.
Chodoff’s paper on combat motivation in infantry units is on the recommended reading list of the U.S. Army War College. He has published numerous articles in periodicals such as the National Post of Canada and Front Page magazine, as well as in e-journals and Web sites. He also maintains a Web site for commentary and analysis: http://me-ontarget.com
Chodoff’s visit to the U of M is made possible, in part, by the Lemsky Fund of the Memphis Jewish Federation.
Information about enrollment in the course is available from the U of M Admissions office at 901-678-2111 or online at www.enrollment.memphis.edu/admissions
Students age 60 or older may audit the course free of charge.For additional information about the course or the Judaic Studies program, call 901-678-2919 or visit the program’s Web site: http://isc.memphis.edu/jdst
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