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“Oslo: 25 Years Later” – Conference at NYU on 3/25



New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “Oslo: 25 Years Later,” a one-day conference that will include Israeli and Palestinian negotiators whose work resulted in the 1993 Oslo Accords, on Sun., March 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall, 238 Thompson Street [between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South], 5th Floor.

The Oslo Accords, the first of which was signed in 1993, are agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization that established a time table for the Middle East peace process. The signing, in a White House Rose Garden ceremony, was preceded by years of secret negotiations brokered by the Norwegian government—exchanges dramatized in the Tony-Award-winning play “Oslo.”

The conference’s panels and participants are as follows:

“Perspectives on the Oslo Negotiations and Accords after 25 Years”

  • Ghaith al-Omari – a former negotiator for the Palestinian Authority and now a senior fellow at Washington Institute’s Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
  • Yossi Beilin – founder of Beilink, an international investment firm, who served in multiple positions in the Israeli government and an architect of the Oslo Negotiations Channel
  • Professor Hilde Henriksen Waage–University of Oslo and Peace Research Institute, Oslo

“The Oslo Process: What Went Wrong?”

  • Hiba Husseini–former PLO negotiator and founding member of Al-Mustaqbal Foundation
  • Professor Daniel C. Kurtzer – former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and now a professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • Professor Avraham Sela–Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Is Oslo Still Relevant?”

  • Hussein Agha–Senior Associate Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford
  • Eamonn O’Kane–University of Wolverhampton
  • Gilead Sher–head of the Center for Applied Negotiations and a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling 212.992.9797 or emailing [email protected] Space limited to availability.

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Edited by: JV Staff


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