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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Daniel Sherman – Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Opportunities and Risks

Monday, April 24, 2017

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Respondent: Shany Mor

Moderator: Professor David C. Jacobson

Daniel Sherman is a strategic and organizational consultant focusing on peace and development issues.  He served as a Senior General Staff officer in the Israel Defense Forces' Strategic Planning Division where he worked on the peace process and Israel’s defense-oriented international relations (completing reserve duty with the rank of major); developed social welfare programs for disadvantaged Jewish communities in central and eastern Europe with the Joint Distribution Committee; worked on strategic planning and leadership development at the Mandel Foundation; and was International Relations Director for the Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, where he was responsible for engagement with diplomats and international policy makers.

He lectures regularly in the United States, Europe and Israel on subjects such as Israeli-Palestinian relations, the political process, Israeli civil society and the changing Middle East. He provides briefings to diplomats (including in the US State Department) and to the senior management of international NGO’s, and he facilitates discussions with faith-based leaders on engagement with peace and justice issues in the Middle East.

He has lectured at Israel’s National Defense College and has participated in conferences in Israel’s Knesset.

Daniel recently launched Yuvalim, an innovative project that promotes peace and shared society in Israel by linking communal networks with visionary Israeli leaders and with outstanding organizations working to solve Jewish-Arab and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.

Daniel made aliya from the United States in 1990 and lives in Modi'in, Israel with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, writing and sea-kayaking.