Why should we care about other conflicts? A conversation with Dahlia Scheindlin

Aug 30 2017


Middle East Institute
1319 18th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036

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FMEP & Mitvim present
Why should we care about other conflicts?
a conversation with Dahlia Scheindlin

August 30, 2017

Middle East Institute
1319 18th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

RSVP required to kmccarthy@fmep.org

Israelis and Palestinians tend to be invested in the notion that their conflict is unique in its intractability. But other conflicts have reached a measure of resolution or at least extended periods of non-violence. Learning from them can offer insights and key policy implications; learning from their failures can provide valuable warnings and lessons. Comparing conflicts can even humanize what’s happening in Israel and the occupied territories; conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Cyprus, Colombia – and even South Africa – can be mined for fresh ideas at a time when the diplomatic process in Israel-Palestine looks hopeless.

Please join the Foundation for Middle East Peace and Mitvim for an in-depth discussion with Dahlia Scheindlin, a leading international public opinion analyst and strategic consultant based in Tel Aviv, specializing in progressive causes, political and social campaigns in over a dozen countries, including new/transitional democracies and peace/conflict research in Israel, with expertise in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. In Israel, she works for a wide range of local and international organizations dealing with Israeli-Palestinian conflict issues, peacemaking, democracy, religious identity and internal social issues in Israeli society. Dahlia holds a PhD in political science from Tel Aviv University. This talk is based on a comparative conflict policy analysis project Dahlia leads as a policy fellow at Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.