Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Topic of ICAR Spring Lecture

Posted: April 4, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) will host its Second Annual Conflict Analysis and Resolution Spring Lecture featuring Nadim Rouhana, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, on “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Present Intractability and Future Possibilities.”

Rouhana will give the lecture on Wednesday, April 5, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus.

Rouhana joined ICAR in 2004. He is the founding director of “Mada al-Carmel” Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa. He has held academic positions at universities in the Middle East and the United States.

In 2003, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant to study Palestinian refugees and the right of return in the context of past injustices.

Rouhana is the author of the 1997 book, “Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State: Identities in Conflict,” which examines how Palestinian identity has evolved in response to Israel’s three guiding and conflicting principles: Israel as a Jewish state, as a democracy and as a nation with deep security needs.

He has also published on collective identity, multiethnic states, democratic citizenship and Palestinians in Israel. His areas of research include identity and conflict, asymmetric conflict dynamics and truth and reconciliation processes.

The talk is free and reservations are not required. For more information, call 703-993-4165 or e-mail lshaw2@gmu.edu.

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