Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Rami Khouri -- Can the Arab Uprisings Foster Arab-Israeli Peace? Unraveling the Hidden Causes and Consequences

Friday, November 2, 2012

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

"Can the Arab Uprisings Foster Arab-Israeli Peace? Unraveling the Hidden Causes and Consequences," with Rami Khouri.

Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen whose family resides in Beirut and Nazareth. He is the director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, as well as a columnist at the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper.

He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author, and a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Dubai School of Government. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford, Syracuse, Tufts, Mt. Holyoke and Northeastern universities, and in November 2006 he was the co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to the Middle East.

He was a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard University in 2001-02, and recently served for four years on the international advisory board of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He has a BA in political science and MSc in journalism from Syracuse University.

Reception to follow. 

Cosponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and Common Ground: Justice in Palestine/Israel.

Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.