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Prospects for peace after Gaza crisis subject of panel discussion, January 22

Audience: 
Open to the Public

The Woodrow Wilson School will co-host a panel discussion, "No End in Sight? The Gaza Crisis and its Consequences for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 in Dodds Auditorium, on the Princeton University campus.Panel discussants will examine the prospects for Mideast peace in the wake of January’s Gaza war.

Featured speakers include:

- Amb. Daniel Kurtzer, the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle East Policy Studies at WWS and former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt;

- L. Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs (emeritus), Princeton University;

- Amaney Jamal, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University; and

- Uriel Abulof, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.

Ambassador Robert Finn, a Senior Research Associate at the Liechtenstein Institute, will moderate the panel.

Amb. Kurtzer is the co-author of the recent book, “Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East,” with Scott B. Lasensky. He served as U.S. ambassador to Israel (2001-2005) and ambassador to Egypt (1997-2001. He is the recipient of several awards, including the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Henrietta Szold Award by Hadassah, first awarded to Eleanor Roosevelt in 1949.

Dr. Brown is a historian of the modern Near East and North Africa, with special emphasis on the Arab world. A member of the Princeton faculty from 1966 to 1993, he was long director of the interdisciplinary Program in Near Eastern Studies. Among his many books, he is most recently author of "Religion and State: The Muslim Approach to Politics" (2000), and editor of "Diplomacy in the Middle East: The International Relations of Regional and Outside Powers" (2001).

Dr. Amal’s current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Middle East. She has written two books: "Barriers to Democracy," which explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Middle East; and an edited volume which examines the patterns and influences of Arab and Muslim American racialization. She is writing a third book on citizenship in the Arab world.

Dr. Abulof is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute and teaches at the Department of Near Eastern Studies. He currently works on the role of political ethics in intercommunal conflicts, specializing in ethnicity and nationalism, with a focus on the Middle East, Canada, the Balkans and South Africa. His recent article, forthcoming in the International Studies Quarterly, compares the existential uncertainty of two ethno-national communities: Israeli Jews and French Canadians.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination. It is free and open to the public.

 

01.22.2009
Panelists: - Daniel Kurtzer, the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle East Policy Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt; - Carl Brown, the Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs Emeritus; - Amaney Jamal, assistant professor of politics- Uriel Abulof, postdoctoral...