Mapping Israeli Politics: An Expert’s View

The University of South Carolina Aiken will host scholar Shaul Arieli on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to present a program on “Mapping Israeli Politics: An Expert’s View.” Arieli is an expert on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

The goal of “Mapping Israeli Politics: An Expert’s View” is to inform students and the general public of the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict, the global impact of the conflict, and the possible resolutions. The public lecture will be followed by a Q&A from the audience.

Shaul Arieli, born in Ashkelon (1959), is considered to be an ‘encyclopedia’ of the Israeli-Palestinian political process, and is one of Israel’s leading experts on the demarcation of the future Israeli-Palestinian border and the route of the Separation Barrier. Arieli served as commander of a brigade in the Gaza Strip As part of his military service he was responsible for the preparation of the official negotiations with the Palestinians, as head of the Interim Agreement Administration under the Rabin government, and head of the Peace Administration in the Barak Government. Since retiring from the IDF in 2001, Arieli has dedicated himself to advancing an Israeli-Palestinian permanent status agreement, and was amongst the leading negotiators in the process that brought about the Geneva Initiative in December 2003.

The “Mapping Israeli Politics: An Expert’s View” public lecture will take place from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the Penland Adminstration Building (Room 106) at the University of South Carolina Aiken ( 471 University parkway, Aiken, SC 29801). Visitors can Park in Lots A or B. A special forum for students will occur earlier in the day. For more information about the program, contact Mark Hollingsworth at 803-641-3784.

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