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Up to the Minute: Israeli-Palestinian conflict topic of discussion between Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and Palestinian expert

Nov 22, 2011 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be the topic of discussion between Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, and Princeton's Amaney Jamal, an associate professor of politics, on November 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A public reception will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room. The discussion is part of the Woodrow Wilson School's "Up to the Minute" series that focuses on world events as they occur

Ambassador Kurtzer served from 2001-2005 as the United States Ambassador to Israel and from 1997-2001 as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He served as a political officer at the American embassies in Cairo and Tel Aviv, deputy director of the office of Egyptian affairs, speechwriter on the policy planning staff, deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Intelligence and Research. He crafted the 1988 peace initiative of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and in 1991 served as a member of the U.S. peace team that brought about the Madrid Peace Conference. Subsequently, he served as coordinator of the multilateral peace negotiations and as the U.S. representative in the multilateral refugee working group.

Amaney Jamal directs the workshop on Arab political development at Princeton. Her current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world. She extends her research to the study of Muslim and Arab Americans, examining the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the U.S. Jamal has written four books. Her first book, Barriers to Democracy, which won the Best Book Award in Comparative Democratization at the American Political Science Association (2008), explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Arab world. Her second book, an edited volume with Nadine Naber (University of Michigan), looks at the patterns and influences of Arab American racialization processes. She is revising a third book on patterns of citizenship in the Arab world, tentatively titled Of Empires and Citizens: Authoritarian Durability in the Arab World. Jamal is also a co-author of the book, Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9-11.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University’s Tigers for Israel, and the Muslim Students Association. It is free and open to the public.

The event will be videotaped and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.

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11.22.2011
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the topic of discussion between Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, and Amaney Jamal, an associate professor of politics at Princeton University. The event was co-sponsored by the...