NEWPORT, R.I. – Dr. Luigi Bradizza, assistant professor of political science, will lead a roundtable discussion exploring the challenge of Middle East peace at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Ochre Court breakfast room. Sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, the discussion is open only to current Salve Regina students, faculty and staff.
Since World War II, no diplomatic challenge has bedeviled policymakers more than the elusive goal of Middle East peace. Bradizza will explore the incentives and impediments to peace in the region, the rising risk of conflict between Israel and Iran and the challenges facing diplomats seeking a just and durable peace.
Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, contact the Pell Center at (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In April, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., named Bradizza an Academic Fellow for 2012-13. He traveled to Israel in May for an intensive course in terrorism studies, and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat.
At Salve Regina, Bradizza teaches courses on American government, the American presidency, Constitutional law, and civil liberties. He also teaches a course on political philosophy for graduate students in international relations.
Bradizza has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and applied math from the University of Toronto, his master’s degree in political science from Boston College, and his Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas.
His main area of research is American political thought, particularly in the principles of the American founding and Progressive Era departures from those principles. He also conducts research in political philosophy.