ICAR Lunch Lecture Analyzes the War Against Peace

Posted: February 6, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

In this week’s brown bag lecture at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), Marc Gopin examines the failure to overcome the regional and indigenous forces arrayed against a peaceful and just settlement in the Middle East. His topic is “Religious Diplomacy: The Case of Israel and Palestine.”

Gopin is a visiting associate professor of international diplomacy and senior research associate at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and has also been appointed as a visiting scholar at the program on negotiation at Harvard Law School.

A consultant, researcher, and trainer in conflict resolution, with a specialty in the relationship among culture, religion, and conflict, Gopin counts four years of graduate teaching at ICAR among his professional credentials. He has worked intensively on conflict resolution between Arabs and Jews and is the author of Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking and the forthcoming book Holy War, Holy Peace: Religion’s Role in Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He has a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and currently serves as rabbi of Temple Beth Shalom in Cambridge, Mass.

The discussion is part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on the research and practice of conflict resolution and is held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. For more information, call (703) 993-1300.

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