HKS Conversation Series: Can the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict be Resolved?
January 31, 2012
This spring, the Middle East Initiative is launching a seven-part seminar series on the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The series will be hosted by Middle East Initiative fellow Diana Buttu, former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team and former advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has occupied the agenda of several US presidents, and for over twenty years, US Presidents have focused on resolving the conflict through a process of negotiations and dialogue leading to “two states”. But, with the negotiations process stalled for several years and with ongoing settlement expansion, attention should be paid to questioning whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be resolved at all; whether it can be resolved through a process of negotiations; and whether the “two-state” model remains appropriate.
This conversation series aims to bring together academics and practitioners to examine these questions. The series is intended for those seeking more in-depth analysis of the issues facing Israelis and Palestinians. Participants are expected to read the assigned materials in order to contribute to the discussion.
All sessions will run from 5pm-7pm in Room Nye A (5th floor of Taubman Building at HKS). Dates and speakers to be announced.
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