Israel and the permanent siege: The people have spoken - who will find an answer to the needs of the voters?

  • Melanie Carina Schmoll University of Calgary

Author Biography

Melanie Carina Schmoll, University of Calgary

Melanie Carina Schmoll, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is a Political Scientist and Historian. Dr. Schmoll recieved her doctorate from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She holds a Master´s degree as well as Bachelor´s degree in the fields of Political Science, History and Philosophy from the University of Hamburg resp. the University of Kiel. Her main research focusses on Israel, specifically security issues and Holocaust education. Dr. Schmolls dissertation resp. her book „The Cooperation between Israel and Jordan – a security regime to solve a security conflict?“ (in German), deals with the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan and the missed opportunities for a peaceful Middle East. During the course of her career she has taught and lectured in Germany, Israel, Canada, the US and the UK, on issues relating to anti – Semitism, Jews in Europe and Germany, the Holocaust and security issues in the Middle East. She recently finished a comparative study on Holocaust education in Canada and Germany. Currently she works on different research projects e.g. about Holocaust Education in Germany and Israel (in cooperation with Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel) or academic teaching about the Holocaust (in cooperation with Haifa University and University of Miami). Her new book project deals with the growing anti – Semitism in Germany and is called: „History repeats itself?  Watching another German democracy dying /Wiederholt sich Geschichte? Eine weitere deutsche Demokratie stirbt“ (working title). Her forthcoming publication „Holocaust Education Curriculum - An interdisciplinary teachers guide for all age groups“ will be published in German, 2019.