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U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Dec 05 2017


11:45 am - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Enabler or Peacemaker - U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

With Lara Friedman

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?

Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. This event is part of the speaker series, “50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures,” co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.


Lara Friedman

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…...

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