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Securing a Two State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Does the US Still Have a Role?

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gilead Sher
Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Head of the Center for Applied Negotiations (CAN)
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University

With commentary from:
Khalil Shikaki
Goldman Senior Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University
Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

Moderated by:
Professor Robert H. Mnookin
Samuel Williston Professor of Law
Chair, Program on Negotiation
Harvard Law School

About the speakers:
Gilead Sher was the Head of Bureau and Policy Coordinator of Israel’s former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. He served as Chief and co-Chief negotiator in 1999-2001 at the Camp David summit and the Taba talks, as well as in extensive rounds of covert negotiations. He served under PM Yitzhak Rabin as delegate to the 1994-5 Interim Agreement negotiations with the Palestinians. Sher holds the rank of colonel (res.), and is a former brigade commander and deputy division commander in the Armored Corps of the IDF, as well as a military judge.

Dr. Khalil Shikaki is professor of political science and director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (Ramallah). He is also a senior fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. He finished his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 1985, and taught at several Palestinian and American universities. He spent the summer of 2002 as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Since 1993, Dr. Shikaki has conducted hundreds of polls among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and since 2000, working jointly with Israeli colleagues, he has conducted dozens of joint polls among Palestinians and Israelis. His research has focused on Palestinian state building, public opinion, transition to democracy, and the impact of domestic Palestinian politics on the peace process.

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October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:
Research Programs Events
Program on Negotiation


Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South


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