Mideast Update: 40 Years After the 1967 War
July 19, 2007: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Upon the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, there is scant evidence of progress toward a regional peace.
450 Cityfront Plaza
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking
6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation
8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at the Midway Club, Fifth Floor
Register By Phone: 847.310.0412
Karl Buschmann, '85,
Upon the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, there is scant evidence of progress toward a regional peace. Israel has a cold peace with Egypt and Jordan, the Palestinians are wracked with strife between the Hamas and Fatah factions, Lebanon is tottering on the brink of collapse and coexists with Hezbollah's state within a state, the rise of a Shia arc of power from Iran to Lebanon through Iraq and Syria threatens the Sunni states of the Gulf and US allies Jordan and Egypt, and Syria is deemed a state sponsor of terrorism by both the US and Israel and a contributor to the insurgency in Iraq. What have been the intended and unintended consequences of the Six Day War? Does Tony Blair now offer the best hope for a negotiated settlement to the region's woes? Dr. Raja Kamal argues that the best way to fight militancy is with economics: a stable Palestinian homeland rests on the principles of law and order and a sound and transparent economy.
Raja Kama (Speaker)
Associate Dean, Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago
Raja M. Kamal is the Associate Dean for Resource Development at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Prior to his current position, Kamal was Director of New Initiatives and International Development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
During his sixteen years at Harvard, Kamal has successfully internationalized the activities of the Kennedy School. Throughout his tenure at Harvard, Kamal started special projects at various Harvard schools. He also initiated and negotiated dozens of endowed programs with governments and leading private sector organizations in the United States and around the world.
For more information please visit http://harrisschool.uchicago.edu/faculty/web-pages/raaj-sah.asp