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Mid-East Scholars Discuss Obama's Approach Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

WHAT: “The Obama Administration and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”: a panel discussion

WHO: Boaz Atzili, moderator; professor of international politics, American University
- Amjad Atallah, director, Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation   
- Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson Center; former advisor on Arab-Israeli negotiations (1978–2003)
- Joshua Muravchik, adjunct scholar, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Yorum Peri, Berman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies, American University   
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 28   

WHERE:  School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

MEDIA: Jon Hussey, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5935 or

WASHINGTON, D.C. —American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and the AU Center for Israel Studies will host a diverse group of Middle East experts to discuss the Obama administration and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on Wednesday, January 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the SIS Lounge.  The panel discussion was organized and will be moderated by SIS professor Boaz Atzili.

Experts with diverse views on the conflict will analyze the administration and the future of the conflict. Atzili, who researches and teaches international security at American University, will question panelists and open the discussion up to queries from the audience.

Panelists are Amjad Atallah, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a senior affiliated expert with the Public International Law and Policy Group; Aaron David Miller, public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of the recently released The Much Too Promised Land;Joshua Muravchik, adjunct scholar with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; and Yorum Peri, Berman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at American University, the head of the Chaim Herzog Institute for Media, Politics and Society, and professor of political sociology and communication in the department of communication at Tel Aviv University.

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