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Accademic Conferences, Appearances & Interviews

Academic Conferences

Roundtable: “Arab Uprising and American Foreign Policy Dilemma,” Northeastern Political Science Association 43 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 17-19, 2011.

Roundtable: “Obama’s Middle East Policy: Style or Content?” Philadelphia, November 20, 2009.

Roundtable: ‘The Middle East and the New US President: The Challenges of Immutable Policy, NYSPAS Annual Conference, John Jay College, April 24-25, 2009.

“Risk and Opportunity in the Middle East Debacle,” presented in “Middle Eastern Hotspots: Challenges and Prospects,” Queens College, March 14, 2007, a symposium organized by myself.

Roundtable: “War, Oil, Democracy: Combustion or Bust,” NPSA 38 Annual Conference, Boston, Mass. Nov. 9-11, 2006.

Roundtable: “Democracy and Human Rights in US Policy in the Middle East.” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Nov. 18-19, 2005.

“From Oslo to Camp David and Back,” presented at “The Middle East at the Crossroads: Peace making or Peace Breaking,” Queens College, February 21, 2003. Symposium organized by myself.

“From Sufferers to Activists: Israel and Palestinian Women Talk on War Bereavement and Peace.” Fulbright Women in the Global Community Conference, Istanbul, September 18-21, 2002.

“Women as Peacemakers,” Women and Society 9th Annual Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, June 11- 13, 1999.

Chair and Discussant: “Party Politics in the Middle East,” The New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA) 53rd Annual Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY May 7-8, 1999.

Round Table Panelist, “The Middle East at a Stand Still and the Struggle for Change,” NYSPSA 53rd Annual Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY May 7-8, 1999.

“Neither Peace Nor Security,” NYSPSA 52nd Annual Conference, Sage Graduate School at Sage College, Albany, NY’ May 8-9, 1998.

Round Table Discussant: “Middle East Dynamics Today: The Politics of Violence or the Violence of Politics,” NYSPSA 52nd Annual Conference, Sage Graduate School at Sage College, Albany, NY’ May 8-9, 1998.

“Netanyahu and Peace: An Odd Match?” NYSPSA 51st Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, April 18- 19, 1997.

Round Table Panelist: “The Middle East Peace Process.” NYSPSA 51st Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, April 18-19, 1997.

“Iron Breaks Too: Israeli Women Talk about Warm Bereavement and Peace.” Association for Israel Studies 12th Annual Meeting, Boston University, June 7-8, 1996.

“The Settlement Movement in Israel and the Declaration of Principles.” The 49th Annual Conference NYSPSA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, April 28-29, 1995.

“Israel, the United Nations, and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process.” The United Nations at Fifty: (1945-1995) At the Threshold of a New World Order, Hofstra University, March 16-18, 1995.

“From Camp David to Madrid to Oslo: Peace Building in the Middle East.” The 48th Annual NYSPSA, Albany, NY. April 22-23, 1994.

“Continuity and Change in the Middle East Peace Process.” Israel in the Nineties, Ben Gurion University and the Association for Israel Studies, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, January 9-10, 1994.

“Domestic Political Change and External Negotiations: The 1992 Elections in Israel, the US, and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process.” The 1993 Annual Meeting Northeastern Political Science Association (NEPSA), Newark, NJ, November 11-13, 1993.

‘War and Peace as Women’s Issues: The Oslo Breakthrough.” Transformation: Women and Change in the Middle East, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, November 5-6, 1993.

“Third Party Mediation and Domestic Politics: American Mediation, Israeli Politics and Peace in the Middle East in the Reagan-Bush Era.” The Northeastern International Studies Association (NEISA) and the NEPSA, Providence, RI, November 12-14, 1992.

“Internal Constraints as the Limitation of Third Party Approach to the Resolution of Regional Conflict,” The NYSPSA Meeting, Buffalo, April 22-24, 1992. Paper was selected as best paper of the panel.

Invited Appearances

“The Middle East Predicaments,” St. Johns University, April 1007.

Discussant, UN Common Ground Conflict Resolution Film Series 2007, presenting “Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian women fight for peace.” Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, the UN, Thursday, 24 May 2007.

“The Middle East: An Eyewitness Account.” St John’s University, March 23, 2006.

“From Sufferers to Activists,” Oceanside Jewish Center, March 10, 2004.

“From Camp David to Oslo,” Ocean Side Jewish Center, November 9, 2003.

“Women and War,” Center for Unlimited Enrichment, Queens College, April 19, 2002.

“Israeli and Palestinian Women Talk on War bereavement and Peace, Bellmore Jewish Center, March 18, 2002.

“Shedding Some Light in the Aftermath of September 11,” Michael Harrington Center et. al., Queens College, November 14, 2001.

“The Aftermath of September 11th and the War in Afghanistan,” the Political Science Club, Queens College, October 24, 2001.

“Oasis of Peace (Neve Shalom/Wahat-al-Salam) as a Model for Peaceful Coexistence,” Trevor Day School. New York City. April 4, 2001.

“Israeli and Palestinian Women as Peacebuilders,” Ma’yan Jewish Feminist Research Group, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, NY, December 13, 2000

“Israeli and Palestinian Women and the Right to Peace,” NY, CUNY Human Rights Seminar Series, CUNY Graduate School and University Center, NY, October 14, 1999 (in the MULTIMEDIA button).

“Personal and Political Empowerment among Palestinian and Israeli Women.” Joint presentation with Nadia Hijab (author, founding member Arab-Jewish Peace Group), Temple of Universal Judaism, New York, June 18, 1999.

Respondent to “My Son is Dead: Identity, Mourning and Political Activity among Israeli Women,” presented by E. Prince-Gibson, Ma’yan Jewish Feminist Research Group, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, NY June 3, 1999

“Iron Breaks Too: Israeli Women Talk on War, Bereavement and Peace,” Stevens Institute of Technology, November 4, 1998.

“Iron Breaks Too: Israeli Women Talk about War, Bereavement and Peace,” The Middle East Institute, Columbia University, March 11, 1998.

“Current Trends in the Arab-Israeli Peace process,” The Jewish Study Group of Jamaica, NY, December 18, 1996.

“Iron Breaks Too: Israeli Women Talk about War, Bereavement and Peace,” Beth El Synagogue Center, New Rochelle, December 11, 1996.

“Iron Breaks Too: Israeli Women Talk about War, Bereavement and Peace,” Women Studies Colloquium, Queens College/CUNY, November 14, 1996.

“Oslo and Beyond,” Kew Gardens Anshe Shalom Jewish Center, April 19, 1996.

Keynote Address, Memorial for Victims of Terror, Queens College Hillel, March 20, 1996.

Interviews

Video Interviews May Be Found on the Media Page.