Reminder--Oct 26 U.S. Engagement in the Arab World

The Future of Middle East Peace Negotiations and U.S. Engagement in the Arab World
Wednesday, October 26: 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School
James Zogby, Founder and President, The Arab-American Institute

In a recent commentary on the U.S. reaction to new Israeli housing construction on the West Bank, Dr. Zogby wrote that "[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has been playing [the Administration] for almost eight years, repeatedly sticking his finger in their eye and getting away with it," and he suggested a range of measures that the Obama Administration could take to demonstrate its disapproval. We will hear Dr. Zogby's perspectives on these and related issues and on the prospects for movement on the peace process in a new Administration.

James Zogby, PhD, is the founder and president of the Arab-American Institute, which engages in policy research and advocacy involving the Arab-American community, as well as managing director of Zogby Research Services. He has a long record of involvement on key policy issues involving U.S. relations with the Arab world. Most recently, he served on the Democratic Party Presidential Platform Drafting Committee, and was deeply involved in negotiations on Platform positions relating to a Middle East peace. He appears frequently in the media, and currently is chair of the Editorial Advisory Committee for SkyNewsArabia. He has for many years written a weekly opinion column appearing in 14 Arab and South Asian countries.

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