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Join the Washington State Jewish Historical Society for the next History Happy Hour on July 26th in the WSJHS exhibit gallery. Jewish Studies faculty member, Professor Joel Migdal, will speak about his impressions from living in Israel over the past year. Refreshments will be provided.


$5 for members, $10 for non-members
RSVP required for admittance. Tickets can be purchased at WSJHS website: wsjhsorg.presencehost.net/historyhappyhour/page.html


Joel Migdal in officeAbout the speaker:
Joel S. Migdal is the Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies. He was the founding chair of the School’s International Studies Program. Dr. Migdal was formerly associate professor of Government at Harvard University and senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University. His books include Peasants, Politics, and Revolution; Palestinian Society and Politics; Strong Societies and Weak States; State in Society; Through the Lens of Israel; The Palestinian People: A History (with Baruch Kimmerling); and, most recently, Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East. He received the UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Graduate Mentor Award, as well as the Governor’s Writers Award. He is also a board member of the Washington State Jewish Historical Society