Tuesday, December 5, 2017
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem
A light lunch will be served.
Irrespective of intentions, U.S. leadership has done more to enable the entrenchment and expansion of occupation than to end it. Looking to the future, can the United States act as an effective leader or steward of a political process that can end the occupation, regardless of the political outlook of the person occupying the Oval Office? And absent U.S. leadership, what options are available to change the status quo on the ground?
Cosponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.
Cover Art: David Reeb.
A PART OF THE SPEAKER SERIES,
"50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures"
SEPTEMBER 28 - Joyce Dalsheim, "The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine"
OCTOBER 2 - Diana Allan, "Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile"
OCTOBER 20 - Lisa Hajjar, "International Law and Fifty Years of Occupation"
OCTOBER 26 - Amahl Bishara, "Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel"
NOVEMBER 9 - Helen Yanovsky, "Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank"
NOVEMBER 16 - Daniel Seidemann, "Jerusalem Fifty Years On: United or Occupied?"
DECEMBER 5 - Lara Friedman, "Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
Foundation for Middle East Peace
Lara Friedman is the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Previously, she was the Director of Policy and Government Relations at Americans for Peace Now, and before that she was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, serving in Jerusalem, Washington, Tunis, and Beirut. Lara is a leading authority on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East with particular focus on the Israeli-Arab conflict, settlements, and Jerusalem, and on the role of the U.S. Congress. She frequently briefs Members of Congress, Administration officials, and others in the foreign policy/national security community, and is regularly published in the U.S. and Israeli press.