Speakers: Rosemary Hollis - Professor of Middle East Policy Studies and Director of the Olive Tree Programme, City University London, Ahron Bregman, Lior Frankiensztajn, Noam Rabinovich
Location: Room A130, College Building, City University London, St John Street, EC1V 4PB.
The effects of the Arab uprisings of 2011-12, the devastating war in Syria and the mass displacement of the Syrian population are posing unprecedented challenges for governments and communities across the region and beyond. In the background, the US Secretary of State John Kerry has chosen this moment to restart peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.
We invite you to come and discuss the implications of these developments for Israel in particular. Is this a last chance to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians and forge a 'two-state solution' and if so, what would this mean for the political geography of the region, for the Israeli political leadership, state-society relations, the security establishment, the settlers and peace activists?
On the Panel:
- Dr Ahron Bregman: Dr Bregman served in the Israeli army for six years, including taking part in the 1982 Lebanon War, and reached the rank of Major. He left the army after the war to work at the Knesset as a parliamentary assistant, and then to study, completing a doctorate in the Department of War Studies at King's College London where he is now a Teaching Fellow.
- Lior Frankiensztajn: Co-founder and Executive Director of the Shades Negotiation Program. He previously served in the IDF for five years, most of them on the Gaza border, managing the relations between the Israeli security institutions and the International community operating in Gaza.
- Noam Rabinovich: Following service in the IDF Combat Intelligence Unit, Noam was awarded an Olive Tree Scholarship to study at City University (2008-11), following which she worked in political campaigning in Israel and then worked in international relations and advocacy at B'Tselem for 2 years, before taking up a scholarship for postgraduate study on Human Rights at LSE. She is also working in resource development and fundraising with the New Israel Fund UK.
In the Chair: Professor Rosemary Hollis, Director of the Olive Tree Programme and Professor of Middle East Policy Studies.
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6.00pm - 7.30pmThursday 21st November 2013