Galia Golan returns to the Seminar from Israel to provide a current “insider’s perspective” on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The emergence of Hamas after a fierce struggle for power with Fatah, Israel’s brief engagement with Hezbollah on Lebanese soil, Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and subsequent incursion last fall, and the gains made by conservatives in Israeli politics have markedly changed the political landscape and issues. The incisive change in political leadership in the United States, resulting in the President’s proposal to work with a possible Palestinian unity government to achieve a negotiated resolution to the conflict, to withdraw from Iraq and to embark on direct diplomacy with Iran, ensures fascinating analysis by Dr. Golan, and spirited questions from the audience. Following Dr. Golan’s lecture three years ago, one attendee wrote: “I’ve probably heard two or three hundred talks on that topic in my lifetime, and I think hers was the best.”
Galia Golan directs the Diplomacy and Conflict Studies program at The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. She has been a consultant to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Defense Forces, has taught or worked with many of the key political figures in Israel, and is a founder of Peace Now, the movement dedicated to bringing Israelis and Palestinians together to work toward peace. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow and a Ford Foundation Fellow, Dr. Golan is the author of eight books and numerous articles and monographs, including Israel and Palestine: Peace Plans and Proposals from Oslo to Disengagement, her most recent book.
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West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100
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Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas
Saturday, March 24
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What's on Lisa Falkenberg's Mind
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004
Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
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Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton
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