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Back-Channel Peace Diplomacy
TOWN HALL CONFERENCE
Wednesday, February 21 at 9pm ET/8pm CT/7 pm MT/6pm
Please join Geoffrey Aronson, a
key American involved in the secret Israel-Syria talks that were
revealed in January 2007. He will discuss his involvement
in a series of secret meetings in Europe between September 2004
and July 2006, in which Syrians and Israelis formulated
understandings for a peace agreement between the two neighboring
countries. These talks powerfully represent the spirit of
the "Let's Talk" campaign, and we are honored to have Mr.
Aronson kick off the campaign with us.
Geoffrey Aronson is the Director of
Research and Publications at the Foundation for Middle East
Peace in Washington, DC. He is the Editor of the Foundation's
bimonthly Report on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied
Aronson is the author of From Sideshow to Center Stage: US
Policy towards Egypt and Israel, Palestinians, and the Occupied
Territories: Creating Facts in the West Bank. He has written
numerous newspaper, magazine and journal articles on Middle
Eastern affairs and he writes regularly in the US for the Los
Angeles Times, SF Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor, for
the Arab world in Al-Hayat and Al-Wasat, and for Europe in Le
Monde Diplomatique. Aronson appears frequently at symposia on a
wide range of Middle East related issues and has consulted for
both the World Bank and UN, and testified before the House of
Representatives Subcommittee on Foreign Operations in 1992 on
Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Aronson graduated from Tufts University with a BA in
Political Science and International Relations and obtained a
M.LITT. in Modern Middle Eastern History from St. Antony's
College, Oxford University, in 1984. He obtained the Ella Lyman
Cabot Trust writing grant in 1982 and was a visiting scholar at
the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University,
in 1984. Between 1985-1987, he was a visiting fellow at the
Institute for Policy Studies and was awarded grants from the
Fund for Investigative Journalism in 1986 and 1991.
Aronson has traveled extensively throughout the Arab world,
including Iran, and speaks Hebrew and French.
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