As a former branch head in Military Intelligence for the Israel Defense Forces, Dr. Kedar explains the key issues of why cultural differences between the Middle East and the West result in flawed assessments and mistaken policies. Dr. Kedar is one of the foremost recognized authorities in the field of Arab and Middle East Studies, with a special research focus on Islam, Islamic Movements, and Popular Arab Culture. Dr. Kedar has written many publications on the Islamic world, including works focusing on the “Clash of Values” between Islam, Middle Eastern Societies, and the West. This program is free. For more information, contact the JCC’s Center for Jewish Life & Learning at CJLL@svjcc.org or 408.357.7492.