Geo-Political Dynamics (II): Israel And Palestine – 2009 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference


Chair: Dr. Stephen Zunes − Professor of Politics and International Studies and Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Program, University of San Francisco; Senior Policy Analyst for the “Foreign Policy in Focus” project of the Institute for Policy Studies; Associate Editor, Peace Review; Chair, Academic Advisory Committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict; Alumnus, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Malone Fellows in Arab and Islamic Studies Program; and Host of the National Council’s West Coast Model Arab League.


H.E. Dr. Hussein Hassouna − Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States of America; Member, United Nations International Law Commission; former Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt; former Ambassador of Egypt to Morocco and Yugoslavia; Member, Egyptian delegation involved in reaching the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel.

H.E. Maen Rashid Areikat − Ambassador and Head of Mission, Mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the United States; former Director-General, PLO   Negotiations Affairs Department and PLO Negotiations Support Unit.

Dr. Thomas Neu − Executive Director, Friends of UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine; former Middle East Representative for ANERA in the Jerusalem office; formerly with the United States Peace Corps and Save the Children.

Mr. Robert Malley − Middle East and North Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group; former Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs; former Executive Assistant to Samuel R. Berger, National Security Advisor; former Director for Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, National Security Council.

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