The 30th Anniversary of the Madrid Peace Conference Multilateralism and Arab-Israeli Peacemaking
On 1 November 2021, on the 30th anniversary of the Madrid Conference, UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and the Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies – will hold a special event with scholars and practitioners to discuss various questions concerning Madrid conference and process in perspective after 30 years.
The participants will discuss the importance and the contribution of the Madrid initiative in the context of the Middle East peacemaking process, and evaluate its achievements and limitations. A special attention will be paid to the relevance of the Madrid model to the present situation and how elements in this model can be used today. The discussion will address the link between the Israeli-Palestinian track and the regional framework, and the role that multilateral diplomacy can play in efforts to break the current stalemate.
The speakers are:
Prof. Daniel Kurtzer – S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt and to Israel.
Dr. Hiba Husseini – managing partner of Husseini and Husseini, a West Bank-based law firm. She has served as legal adviser in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
Prof. Shlomo Ben-Ami – professor emeritus of history at Tel Aviv University and vice president and co-founder of the Toledo International Center for Peace. He participated in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
Dr. Dalia Dassa Kaye – Senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and a former senior political scientist and director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy
Prof. Dov Waxman and Dr. Lior Lehrs will co-moderate the discussion.
Monday, November 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pacific Time), 19:00-20:30 (Israel time)