[BTvS-OR Portland] Update from Lebanon and Gaza-The Humanitarian Crises
In our last email we asked you to save Oct 4 for our next
we have discovered that the film we were planning to show is
that same evening with the film maker present to answer
Therefore, we have decided to reschedule our meeting and
encourage you to
attend the event described below. This is a great opportunity
for you to
hear from an important, articulate authority on our issue.
We'll be in touch with the new meeting date soon.
The Portland Brit Tzedek v'Shalom executive committee
Wednesday, October 4, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Mercy Corps: Update from Lebanon and Gaza-The Humanitarian
Smith Memorial Student Union, Vanport Room #338
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
Parking free in PSU parking structures after 7pm
Portland State University's Middle East Studies Center and
Emergency Action (PLEA) announce their Middle East educational
To kick off the series, Mercy Corps Director at Large, Dr.
and Jeremy Barnicle, Mercy Corps Communications Director, will
the humanitarian crises in Gaza and Lebanon
A 30-minute film by Dr. Bolling, "Searching for Peace in the
will be shown. Jimmy Carter called the film, "a superb
presentation of the
intricate relations between Israelis and Palestinians presented
by people from both sides. Their combined proposals, clearly
comprise the only pathway to peace with justice in the Holy
Dr. Landrum Bolling has served as a senior advisor to Mercy
Corps for much
of the organization's history. He was for more than three years
senior representative in the Balkans, stationed in Sarajevo. Dr.
works out of the agency's Washington, DC office as a senior
matters of policy and program development. He also serves as
Pax World Service, an affiliate of Mercy Corps that promotes
Over the past 35 years, Dr. Bolling was drawn repeatedly in the
study of the
Arab-Israeli conflict and became personally acquainted with a
number of the
leading political personages on both sides. Beginning in the
of President Jimmy Carter, when direct official communication
Washington and the PLO was forbidden, he was one of the
"nonofficial" links entrusted with delivering messages between
House and the State Department and top Palestinian leaders.
Jeremy Barnicle recently returned from the region and will
present a first
hand update of the humanitarian situation and Mercy Corps'
response to it.
Mr. Barnicle has spent more than a decade working in politics,
In the United States, Mr. Barnicle managed a successful U.S.
worked as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, consulted private
sector clients on media and political issues, and wrote for the
Press. Outside the U.S., Barnicle was seconded by the State
Department as a
spokesperson to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
(OSCE) Mission to Bosnia, worked as a consultant to
the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, advised the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission on media strategy, and
served as a Peace
Corps volunteer in Hungary.
His commentary on international affairs has appeared in the New
International Herald-Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor and
publications. Barnicle earned a BA in public policy at
and a master of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of
International Affairs at Princeton University.
Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and
to unleash the potential of people who can win against
Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance
to people in
82 nations. Supported by headquarters offices in North America,
Asia, the agency's unified global programs
employ 3,200 staff worldwide and reach nearly 10 million people
in more than
40 countries. Over the last five years, more than 90 percent of
resources have been allocated directly to programs that help
people in need.
For more information, visit www.mercycorps.org .
This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Department
State University, World Affairs Council or Oregon, and Palestine
Emergency Action (PLEA), an alliance of local human rights
organizations and individuals with family ties to the regions of
Gaza which formed in response to the invasion of Lebanon.
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