CRIC Research Seminar with Amir Lupovici - "Deterence, Ontological Security and Israeli Military Actions in Lebanon and Gaza" – University of Copenhagen

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CRIC Research Seminar with Amir Lupovici - "Deterence, Ontological Security and Israeli Military Actions in Lebanon and Gaza"

In collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), CRIC invites to a research seminar with Amir Lupovici, lecturer (assistant professor) at the Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University. Currently Amir is a visiting scholar at CRIC.

The research seminar will revolve around Amir’s work regarding ontological security and deterrence in the framework of Israeli military involvement in Lebanon and Gaza. For many years, the Israeli military doctrines of warning, deterrence, and military decision have been perceived as essential to Israel’s security. However, in recent years the implementation of these doctrines against non-state actors seems to have had very limited success.

The aim of Amir’s research is to explore the question of why Israel continues to try to deter non-state actors even when it is not clear that this strategy is effective. Focusing in particular on Israel’s attempts to deter through the actual use of force, Amir argues that these continuing efforts can be explained by the internalization of the strategy of deterrence in Israeli strategic thinking (as well as in public opinion).

About the research seminar
The research seminar is a forum for academic debate, organized around 1 or sometimes 2 papers. The paper(s) are typically draft journal articles or book chapters and the discussion directed to help preparing the text for publication. The research seminars will be conducted on the basis of the assumption that the papers have been read by the participants, and therefore they will not be presented (although possibly summarised). These seminars are primarily for invited researchers. However, if you wish to participate in one of the coming seminars please contact the paper giver. The research seminars will allow the full, necessary usage of specialised terminology according to subject matter and disciplinary audience for the publication.