Miracle, Muddle Through or Meltdown? The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Location:Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
This event is co-sponsored with The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton
Tal Becker, principal deputy legal adviser at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and senior member of the Israeli peace negotiation team, will present a public lecture titled, “Miracle, Muddle Through or Meltdown? The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations,” at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. This event is co-sponsored with The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton.
As part of the Israeli peace negotiation team, Becker has represented Israel in multiple rounds of negotiations, including the latest round mediated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In his current position, Becker is on the front lines of many of Israel's most pressing diplomatic, legal and policy challenges. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, where he leads educational initiatives on Israel and the Jewish world.
Becker has been a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, senior policy advisor to Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, a lead negotiator and drafter in the Annapolis peace talks, director of the international law department at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, counsel to Israel's Mission to the United Nations in New York and an international law expert for the Israel Defense Forces.
He is the author of “Terrorism and the State,” which won the Guggenheim Prize for best international law book, and has served as the vice chairman of the United Nations General Assembly's legal committee. He was the first Israeli to hold a position of this stature in more than 40 years.
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