Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ambassador Dennis Ross – The Past and Present of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Thursday, November 9, 2017

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Salomon Hall 001

Brown Students for Israel host Ambassador Dennis Ross in a discussion moderated by Watson Institute Senior Fellow Ambassador Richard Boucher.

Ambassador Ross has been working on issues in the Middle East since the 1970s and, more specifically, the Israeli-Palestinian peace processes since the 1990s. He served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council Senior Director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. Highly experienced in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Ambassador Ross was U.S. point man to the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement; he also successfully brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty, and intensively worked to bring Israel and Syria together.

Learn more about Ambassador Ross' role in the Oslo accords, and hear his thoughts and insights on how we can apply lessons from the past to today's key issues in the path towards peace for the Israelis and Palestinians.