This talk will examine the current perspectives of the critical diplomatic triangle: the Palestinians, Israelis and Americans.
- Where does each stand in its diplomatic position?
- How do domestic politics affect the positions of each?
- Is there any possible change in the diplomatic perspectives of the three key players?
- What would have to happen to improve the prospects of a settlement?
- Would it be better to pursue a comprehensive plan or incrementalism?
- What conditions would have to transpire to create a Palestinian state within five years?
- Where does the Obama administration stand on these issues?
- What are its chances of success?
RSVP by April 8
Steven L. Spiegel, professor of Political Science at UCLA, studies American foreign policy in the Middle East. He serves as director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, and also provides assistance to Middle East programs at the statewide UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Through the innovative and informal negotiation techniques he has developed in these capacities, Spiegel produces cutting-edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security and cooperation. He received the Karpf Peace Prize in 1995.
Arrangements for Steve Spiegel made through the B’nai B’rith Lecture Bureau.