A couple walks next to sign hung by an extremist right wing group depicting U.S. President Barack Obama, next to the settlement of Efrat, seen in the background, in the West Bank, June 19, 2009.
The American Discourse on the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
February 7, 2013
|Speaker:||Anja Sletteland, Research Fellow, International Security Program|
Related Project: International Security
Is the settlement project harmful for Israel? What does a U.S. push for a two-state solution mean? What exactly is up for negotiation, and why is the peace process not moving forward? If one asks four different people, one may get four fundamentally different answers. After 18 months of fieldwork among American pressure groups, policymakers, and opinion leaders, ISP Research Fellow Anja Sletteland argues that Israelis and Palestinians are not the only actors involved struggling to reconcile a "clash of narratives." In this presentation, she will focus on the narratives of the conflict that exist in the American society and the norms that regulate their translation into foreign policy.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
ISP Program Coordinator
International Security Program, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Mailbox 53, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
HARVARD Kennedy School