The Panel for "In the Crucible of Geopolitics: Cutting Through the Fog of War in Syria"
Dr. Leila Hudson, Director of SISMEC and Associate Director of MENAS
Dr. Faten Ghosn, Assistant Professor inSGPP
Ambassador David Dunford, Adjunct Instructor in MENAS
Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution
Muhammad al-Khudair, MA student inMENAS
Itamar Rabinovich is Israel’s former Ambassador to the United States and former Chief Negotiator with Syria. He is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University and Distinguished Global Professor at NYU. Rabinovich has served as Chairman of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Director of the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and for eight years as President of Tel Aviv University.
"In the Crucible of Geopolitics: Cutting Through the Fog of War in Syria"
The Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC), in conjunction with the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) at the University of Arizona, will host a panel on Syria, entitled “In the Crucible of Geopolitics: Cutting through the Fog of War in Syria,” Thursday October 25th.
“The Lingering Conflict: An Insider’s Perspective on Negotiations for Middle East Peace”
Ambassador Rabinovich spoke on his experiences as one of the key figures in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations. He offered his informed perspectives on the strategic failures, missed opportunities, and current prospects for success in the Arab-Israeli peace process. This session also included an extended question and answer period.
The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
The Weintraub Israel Center's Heartbeat of Israel
UA Hillel Foundation
The Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
The University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy