Wednesday, September 25, 2013
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This year-long set of events on the 20th anniversary of Oslo asks: What is the “Peace Process”? What changed on the ground? And what are the possible futures of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict?
September 2013 brings the 20th anniversary of the OSLO PEACE ACCORDS. To mark this historic anniversary, Brown’s Middle East Studies Initiative is bringing in a key participant at these talks, Hanan Ashrawi, to kick off a year of events related to this issue. The agreement signed between the Israeli government of Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat marked the creation of the Palestinian Authority. The Oslo Accords did not settle issues of statehood, borders, refugees, or settlements.
"Oslo:Process Versus Peace" On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Principles (DOP) on the White House lawn, Dr. Ashrawi will be addressing the major structural, procedural and substantive flaws inherent in the "process" launched at that date and how the "process" took over to displace peace as an objective. The role of the third party, as well as suggestions for rectification will be addressed (if there is to be genuine peace in the Middle East).
Co-sponsored by the Bigelow and Starr Lectureship Funds.