TEL AVIV (Aug. 26)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Samuel Lewis has been named the first senior Dayan fellow at Tel Aviv University’s Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies and will spend four months at the Center during the coming academic year,TAU has announced.
Lewis will lecture at the Center and do research for a book during his appointment under the Dayan Fellowship program, which was established to support research on the political and military history of the modern Middle East and Israel’s place in the region. The former Ambassador who served in Israel for eight years is also affiliated with the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
The Dayan Center, headed by Prof. Itamar Rabinovitch, is TAU’s major framework for research, study, publication and related academic activities concerned with the modern Middle East and Africa. Moshe Dayan’s personal archives, drawn from the years he served as Israel’s Chief of Staff, Defense Minister, and Foreign Minister, are housed at the center.