Wednesday, January 11, 2006

January 2006 Show

Palestinian/Israeli Peace Process after Ariel Sharon

Interviews with Dr. Joel Beinin and Dr. Robert Blecher
Thursday January 12th, 2006 at 6 PM
KBOO 90.7 FM
webcast at

Departure of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon from the helm will bring new opportunities or obstacles? Who Ariel Sharon was and how his departure will affect the Peace process? Join Goudarz Eghtedari in an interview with two scholars in the field for answers to these questions;

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Robert Blecher is director of scenario planning at Strategic Assessments Initiative, where he directs a team of Israeli and Palestinian scholars investigating unorthodox solutions to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He is also an editor of Middle East Report. Previously, he was an assistant professor of history at the University of Richmond and has consulted with International Crisis Group and United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Joel Beinin has taught Middle East history at Stanford since 1983, including a broad range of courses from the rise of Islam to the present. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982, his A.M. from Harvard University in 1974, and his A.B. from Princeton University in 1970. His principal areas of research have been the social histories of modern Egypt, Israel and Palestine, radical movements, minorities, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His intellectual profile has been formed by engagement with political economy, cultural studies, and comparative empire studies. His most recent books are The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005 (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2006); co-edited with Rebecca L. Stein and Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He is the past president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and a member of the editorial committee of Middle East Report, published by the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).