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Israel & Palestine: Is there still a chance for peace?


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Professor emerita Galia Golan will discuss how we got to the two-state solution – the factors that impeded progress and those that facilitated it at various points. She will provide an analysis of the situation today, as well as the alternatives, the obstacles, and the opportunities.

Galia Golan is Darwin Professor emerita of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she was chair of the Political Science Department. More recently, she was Head of the Program in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. She has published 10 books, most recently Israeli Peacemaking Since 1967: Factors for the Breakthroughs and Failures. Dr. Golan has been a leading Israeli feminist and peace activist for many years, one of the founding leaders of Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) and currently a leader of Combatants for Peace, a joint movement of Israeli and Palestinian former fighters now devoted to non-violence. She is the recipient of the Israel Political Science Association 2007 Award for “Lifetime Contrib ution,” the International Studies Association “Distinguished Scholar” Award in Peace Studies 2016, and the 1995 New Israel Fund “Alice Shalvi Women in Leadership” Award.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://www.international.ucla.edu/israel/event/13123