Abdel Monem Said Aly
Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
November 22, 2013
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University
The Crown Center is delighted to mark the publication of a ground-breaking new book: Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East
Team-written by Abdel Monem Said Aly, Shai Feldman and Khalil Shikaki, this is the first university textbook on the Arab-Israeli conflict to have been co-authored by a Palestinian, an Israeli, and an Egyptian representing a broader Arab perspective. This will also be an opportunity to discuss the prospects of the current efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Abdel Monem Said Aly is Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo. He is also Chairman of Al-Masry Al-Youm, a leading Arabic language daily newspaper in Egypt, and Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, USA. Previously, Said Aly was the President of the Al-Ahram Center for Political & Strategic Studies in Cairo and the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Al-Ahram Newspaper and Publishing House. He was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., in 2004 and a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University in 2003.
Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics at Brandeis University, USA. He is also Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, where he serves as co-chair of the Crown-Belfer Middle East Project. In 2001-03, Feldman served as a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. In 1997-2005, he served as Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University.
Khalil Shikaki is Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, and Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, USA. A world-renowned expert on Palestinian public opinion and a widely published author, he has taught at several institutions, including Birzeit University, An-Najah National University, the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and the University of South Florida. He also was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, in 2002.
Event Co-sponsored with the Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict; International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life; Department of Politics; Department of History; Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; and Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.