USD's Institute For Peace and Justice To Host Discussion on Middle East Peace

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice will host a discussion on peace in the Middle East with UCLA’s acclaimed professor, Steven Spiegel.

The talk will examine the current perspectives of the critical diplomatic triangle: the Palestinians, Israelis and Americans and will explore where the Obama administration stands on these issues and what the prospects are for bringing peace to the region.

Steven L. Spiegel is a professor of Political Science at UCLA, director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, and provides assistance to Middle East programs at the statewide UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Through innovative and informal negotiation techniques Spiegel produces cutting-edge ideas for promoting Middle East regional security and cooperation. He received the Karpf Peace Prize in 1995.

WHO: Professor Steven L. Spiege

WHAT: USD’s Institute for Peace and Justice hosts a discussion on peace in the Middle East

WHERE: The University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre; 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.                 

RSVP at or call the public affairs office at (619) 260-4659.

Arrangements for Steve Spiegel made through the B'nai B'rith Lecture Bureau.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.