Jacob Stoil, visiting instructor of peace and conflict studies at Colgate University, will present a lecture titled “Israel -- Providing Context: Historical Threads of Contemporary Reality” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture, sponsored by Hillel and the Hamilton College Student Assembly, is free and open to the public.
Stoil’s research interests include military history and war studies, indigenous forces, military adaptation and development, and war and conflict in ethics and religion. His fieldwork includes research in the Horn of Africa and multiple investigative trips in Israel.
Stoil has been published in various journals including The Journal of Military Operations, Ex Historia, and Mars & Clio: Journal of the British Commission for Military History. He is also the co-editor of Perspectives on Radicalization and Political Violence and has served as a panel chair for conferences such as “Fighting Far From Home: Transnational Military Volunteers and Foreign Fighters” and “The Second World War.”