SPECIAL EVENT for “Friends of Seminars”

Reservations open to Donors of $250 and above.

Dinner and Conversation with Galia Golan: Taking another Look at Israel and Palestine

When: Thursday, August 21 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Colorado Mountain College
Cost: $35

SPEAKER BACKGROUND:

Galia GolanGalia Golan is professor at the Lauder School of Government, Policy and Diplomacy of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, where she specializes in issues related to international conflicts, current political issues and the Arab-Israeli conflict. She came to the IDC from a long career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she chaired the Department of Political Science, the Lafer Center for Women’s Studies and the Mayrock Center for East European and Eurasian Studies.

She was a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and at the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy, both in Washington, D.C., as well as the Rand Corporation, University of California, Berkeley and UCLA, Cornell University, Wellesley College and the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London. A Brandeis graduate, Golan was an international fellow of the university’s Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life and is a member of its International Advisory Board of the Women’s Studies Program. She also was a MacArthur Foundation and a Ford Foundation fellow.

Among her many public activities, Golan has been one of the leaders of Peace Now, the Israeli peace movement, since its creation in 1978. She is a founding board member of Bat Shalom and of the Israel Women’s Network and is a member of the Women’s Caucus for International Studies and the executive committee of the Pugwash Council. She also is president of the board of bitterlemons.org, a website that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on prominent issues of concern.

Golan is the author 10 books including Israel and Palestine: Peace Plans and Proposals from Oslo to Disengagement and a co-edited volume with Walid Salem entitled Non-state Actors in the Middle East: Factors for Peace and Democracy. Her newest book, published this year, is Israeli Peacemaking since 1967: Factors Behind the Breakthroughs and Failures.