Lara Friedman – “Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

Date: December 5, 2017
Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm
Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics / 011 Old Chem

A light lunch will be served.

Irrespective of intentions, U.S. leadership has done more to enable the entrenchment and expansion of occupation than to end it. Looking to the future, can the United States act as an effective leader or steward of a political process that can end the occupation, regardless of the political outlook of the person occupying the Oval Office? And absent U.S. leadership, what options are available to change the status quo on the ground?

Cosponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.