Transcript & More with Rabbi Marc Gopin, Ph.D.
The Crisis in
An on-the ground Report from Jerusalem
Dr. Marc Gopin, rabbi, author, lecturer and
conflict-resolution expert, speaks from Jerusalem where he is
meeting with Israeli, Palestinian, and Israeli Arab leaders and
activists of every stripe. In this conference call, he provides
his on-the-ground perspective of the recent upsurge in violence
in Gaza and southern Israel and the need for U.S.
Dr. Marc Gopin is the director of George
Mason University's Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict
Resolution and a senior researcher at the Fletcher School for
Law and Diplomacy's Institute for Human Security. His particular
emphasis is on the role religion and culture play in conflict,
and in achieving lasting resolution between peoples and nations.
Widely recognized for his lectures and trainings on
peacemaking strategies, Gopin has worked in Ireland, Israel, and
India, and has presented at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and
Princeton Universities. He has also engaged in back channel
diplomacy with religious, political, and military figures on
both sides of entrenched conflicts, especially in the
Dr. Gopin is the author of Between Eden and Armageddon:
The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking
(Oxford University Press, 2000), as well as Holy War, Holy
Peace (Oxford University Press, 2002). He has appeared in
many media outlets, including CNN, The Jim Lehrer News Hour,
NPR, The International Herald Tribune, and The Christian Science
Dr. Gopin was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshiva University in
1983 and received a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Brandeis
University in 1993.
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