Posts Tagged 'Palestine'

Experts tackle peace talks, uprisings in 2013 Middle East Update

Experts tackle peace talks, uprisings in 2013 Middle East Update

For more than 20 years, Chautauqua Institution has hosted a Middle East Update, an annual program that brings in foreign policy experts to help Chautauquans understand the tightly wound and highly complicated knot of conflicts and relationships in the Middle East.

This year’s Middle East Update begins at 4 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy and will continue on Aug. 12 and 13 at the same time and place. Today, Geoffrey Kemp, director of regional security programs at the Center for the National Interest, will moderate a discussion with Dennis Ross, diplomat and counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Ross is also speaking at today’s morning lecture.

Miller discusses obstacles to making Israeli-Palestinian peace

Miller discusses obstacles to making Israeli-Palestinian peace

After about 40 years of studying and being involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Aaron David Miller believes three things hold true in regards to ending the conflict. First, ending the conflict is possible, so long as the right circumstances are in place. Second, dialogue and negotiation are necessary. And third, the United States has a major role to play in those negotiations.

Miller delivered the third of his five Interfaith Lectures for Week Seven at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hall of Philosophy. He has studied the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a historian, and in the 1980s, he was an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of State, focusing on Lebanon and Palestine. He has also worked as a policy maker and negotiator under six secretaries of state.