“Can Obama Bring Peace to the Middle East?” at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

written by On April 6, 2010 in 2010-2016, Uncategorized

IPJ Special Event:
“Can Obama Bring Peace to the Middle East?”

Thursday, April 15, 7-9 p.m.

Peace & Justice Theatre
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 260-7509

This talk will examine the current perspectives of the critical diplomatic triangle:
the Palestinians, Israelis and Americans.
Where does each stand in its diplomatic position?
How do domestic politics affect the positions of each?
Is there any possible change in the diplomatic perspectives of the three key players?
What would have to happen to improve the prospects of a settlement?
Would it be better to pursue a comprehensive plan or incrementalism?
What conditions would have to transpire to create a Palestinian state within five years?
Where does the Obama administration stand on these issues?
And what are its chances of success?

Steven L. Spiegel, professor of Political Science at UCLA, studies
American foreign policy in the Middle East. He serves as director of
the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, and also provides
assistance to Middle East programs at the statewide UC Institute on
Global Conflict and Cooperation. Through the innovative and informal
negotiation techniques he has developed in these capacities, Spiegel
produces cutting-edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security
and cooperation. He received the Karpf Peace Prize in 1995.

RSVP by April 8 at http://peace.sandiego.edu/events.

Arrangements for Steve Spiegel made through the B’nai B’rith Lecture Bureau.
Co-sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

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