Brown Bag Seminar


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The Crown Center and the Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management present:

The Gaza Violence and the Future of Track II Diplomacy 

A Book Launch Discussion with Yair Hirschfeld on "Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution 1978-2014."

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center
12:15 - 1:45pm


Yair Hirschfeld will present his new book Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978–2014. He will explain how the book improves our understanding of the successes and failures to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the recent failure of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts. He will elaborate how these insights can also explain the most recent eruption of violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Hirschfeld will also explore how the lessons from the previous Track II efforts should guide any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process. 


Yair Hirschfeld played a leading role in preparing and negotiating the Oslo Accord of September 13, 1993. He is a co-founder, together with Yossi Beilin, of the Economic Cooperation Foundation, an Israeli think- and do- tank, promoting the Israeli-Palestinian and the wider Israeli-Arab peace-finding process. Hirschfeld is a Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa.

Introduction by Alain Lempereur, Program Director of the Master's Program in Coexistence and Conflict and Alan B. Slifka Chair Professor in Coexistence and Conflict.

Moderated by Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center and Professor of Politics.

Discount on the book price available.


Please bring your lunch, refreshments will be provided.