Non-Jewish Zionists in the United States; The Bible and Zionism; The Iranian-Israeli conflict; Islamism and Israel
Jason Olson is a 4th year PhD student in Brandeis University's Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. He holds fellowships at The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. Last summer he was a Research Fellow at the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative at Columbia University, on the topic of Religious Violence and Apocalyptic Movements. There he worked on the history of Revisionist Zionism's relationship with Evangelical Zionists. That relationship reached its climax in the Menachem Begin-Jerry Falwell friendship.
More generally, Jason has expertise in U.S.-Israel relations, and Iranian history and its nuclear program. He is teaching a course on U.S.-Israel relations to Brandeis undergraduates this fall.