Dov Waxman (Northeastern University) Returns to FJC to Teach a Two-Part Seminar - Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is it Too Late for a Two-State Solution?

Thursdays, May 31 & June 7, 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.

For FJC Members only / Free of Charge

FJC members are invited to join Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies, and the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University, for this engaging seminar, a combination of lecture and discussion based on limited assigned articles. Waxman, an expert on Israel, is the co-director of the university’s Middle East Center  His research focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, and American Jewry’s relationship with Israel (about which he spoke at FJC last spring).

While President Trump has tasked Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, to help him do the “ultimate deal” and make peace between Israel and the Palestinians, few expect the Trump Administration to achieve what its predecessors have failed to do.  This timely seminar tackles the question that many observers have been asking: is a two-state solution still possible, and if so, what will it take to achieve it?  The seminar will also examine the feasibility of some alternative solutions to the conflict that have been proposed, such as a one-state solution and an Israeli-Palestinian confederation.

  1. May 31:The Prospects for a Two-State Solution: Is a two-state solution still possible?
  2. June 7: The Alternative Solutions and Strategies: What other options are there?

Dov Waxman is the author of three books: The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave, 2006), Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (with Ilan Peleg, Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (Princeton University Press, 2016). A frequent commentator in print, on radio, and on television, he has lectured widely in the United States and abroad.