April 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Furman University, Watkins Room (Trone Student Center)
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville SC

Jointly hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate andFurman’s Department of Politics & International Affairs

Moderated by Akan Malici, this panel discussion will assess both the background of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and efforts to resolve the conflict. This issue is hotly debated, and a nuanced understanding of both sides of the debate, including an understanding of their cultural, economic, and political histories, is crucial to understanding realistic paths forward. As voting citizens, we must gain a balanced understanding of this issue both to make informed foreign policy decisions, but also to understand how this issue has become so defining and important to various groups within America as well as internationally.
Cost: None    Q&A: Yes
Here’s more about the expert panel and moderator:
Nathan Stock is a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute. Previously he directed the Carter Center’s Israel-Palestine Field Office and led the Carter Center efforts to facilitate the reunification of the Palestinian political system and to assert Palestinian sovereignty via international fora.  During the Al-Aqsa Intifada, he lived in the Gaza Strip, working with a Palestinian NGO to design and fund raise for conflict resolution programs targeting the Palestinian community.  Stock currently consults and writes on Israeli-Palestinian affairs. For more information on Mr. Stock please click here.
Lara Friedman is the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP). With more than 25 years working in the Middle East foreign policy arena, Lara is a leading authority on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, with particular expertise on the Israeli-Arab conflict, Israeli settlements, Jerusalem, and the role of the U.S. Congress. She is published widely in the U.S. and international press and is regularly consulted by members of Congress and their staffs, among others.   For more information on Ms. Friedman please click here.

Dr. Akan Malici (Moderator) has been teaching at Furman  since 2005. He is from a Turkish and Albanian family and grew up in Germany. He came to the United States for graduate school in 2000.  At Arizona State University he received his M.A. degree in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in 2004. His scholarly interest is in the area of Peace and Conflict Studies and he has published extensively.  For more information on Dr. Malici please click here.