Discussion to Focus on Middle East Peace Prospects

Discussion to Focus on Middle East Peace Prospects

Noted scholars of Israeli and Palestinian history and politics will address the prospects for peace between their peoples at a public event on Monday, Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m. in Gasson 100.

"A Roadmap to Nowhere? Israel, Palestine and the Prospects for a Just Peace" will be presented by Yoav Peled, a professor of political science at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and Professor Saleh Abdul Jawad of the political sciences and history department at Birzeit University in Ramallah, located in the West Bank.

Peled is co-author of Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship and editor or co-editor of the books The New Israel: Peace and Economic Liberalization, Ethnic Challenges to the Modern Nation State, Israel: From Mobilized to Civil Society? and Shas: The Challenge of Israeliness, as well as numerous articles.

Jawad is former director of the Center for Research and Documentation of Palestinian Society at Birzeit University and is author of The Israeli Assassination Policy in the Al-Aqsa Intifada and The Attitude and Position of the Islamic Movement, HAMAS, Towards Collaborators with Israel, as well as co-author of Collaborators in the Occupied Territories: Human Rights Abuses and Violations, in addition to numerous articles.

The event is sponsored by the departments of Political Science, Sociology and Fine Arts, the Global Justice Project, the International Studies and Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies programs, and the Undergraduate Government of Boston College.

For more information, call ext.2-2930.


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