What is the future of Israel and Palestine?

A century after the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, what is the future of Israel and Palestine?

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis will seek answers to the question at a discussion, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: 100 Years of the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Schwartz Auditorium on the Brandeis campus. The event is free and open to the public. Live streaming will begin at 12 p.m.

The half-day gathering will feature top scholars and public figures, who will ascertain the evolution of Zionism and the Arab world’s response to the British government’s 1917 issuance of the declaration that called for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. Participants will also debate what kind of states Israelis and Palestinians should seek and how these competing visions inform their approach to the conflict.

“In what I am sure will be a very lively exchange, speakers across a wide spectrum of thought will make their case as to why their preferred approach would be better, less risky and less costly than competing approaches,” says Shai Feldman, the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center.

Speakers include:

The event is co-sponsored by Tufts University’s Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, the University of Arizona’s Center for Judaic Studies, UCLA’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, and The American Interest. The event is held with generous support from the Neubauer Family Foundation. 

For more information, visit the Crown Center website.
Categories: Events, Campus News
Date: July 26, 2017