Carnegie Mellon University
April 07, 2011

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace

Lecture by Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg, Teaching Professor in the Department of History

8 PM, Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51

Even in the best of times, attempts to negotiate Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israel peace have largely failed and isolated diplomatic successes remain fragile.

How to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Middle East peace process? And are today's turbulent times postponing, damaging, or possibly enhancing opportunities for success?

Putting the Arab-Israeli peace process in historical perspective, Prof, Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg, Teaching Professor in the Department of History, shares some of the tricks of the historian's trade to illuminate recurrent themes and obstacles in the search for Middle East peace. Extrapolating from patterns of the past, we can begin to consider the likely impact of the upheavals currently sweeping the Arab world on the search for Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli peace.

Book signing and dessert reception to follow the lecture.

Sponsored by the Global Studies major, Hillel: Jewish University Center, Arab Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, and Tartans for Israel.