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Rabbi Marshall Meyer Lecture

Dickey 40th: Confederation: The Realist Two-State Solution; Yossi Beilin, Lara Friedman, Omar Dajani

Monday, October 24, 2022
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Rabbi Marshall Meyer Great Issues Lecture on Social Justice
Confederation: The Realist Two-State Solution

More and more, one hears that the two-state solution is no longer a plausible way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But what if the problem has always been the simplified way two states have been envisioned? Can a confederal approach yet redeem the two-state solution?

The Dickey Center will host a rare event: a discussion of confederation among three leading experts—Yossi Beilin, the former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister and architect of the Oslo Accords; Omar Dajani, who was on Palestine Liberation Organization's Negotiations Support Unit; and Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Monday, October 24 at 4:30pm
Filene Auditorium
And via Zoom at: https://dartgo.org/dickey_confederation

Sponsored by The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, The Tucker Center for a Spiritual and Ethical Life, and made possible by a gift from Marina and Andrew Lewin ’81

Yosef Beilin, Israeli politician who has served in multiple ministerial and leadership positions in the Israeli government. Including: Minister of Economics and Planning (1995); Minister in the Prime Minister's Office (1995-1996); Minister of Justice (1999–2001); Minister of Religious Affairs (2000–2001)
A significant figure in the 1990s Israeli–Palestinian peace process. Serving as Deputy Foreign Minister, Beilin participated in negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords.

Omar Dajani. Dajani is recognized as a leading expert on legal aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development, University of the Pacific.

Former member of the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), where he worked on peacebuilding initiatives and played a lead role in marshaling and organizing international efforts to support Palestinian legal and political reforms.

Lara Friedman is the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and a non-resident fellow at the U.S./Middle East Project (USMEP). With more than 25 years working in the Middle East foreign policy arena and a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, serving in Jerusalem, Washington, Tunis and Beirut, Lara is a leading authority on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, with particular expertise on Israel/Palestine.


For more information, contact:
Judith van Rhijn Jackson

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.