Middle East Expert to Discuss Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace

By: FSU News Release
By: FSU News Release

David Makovsky, one of America’s leading experts on the Middle East, will discuss “Obstacles and Opportunities for Arab-Israeli Peace” on Monday, Feb. 21, when he will present a free, public lecture at The Florida State University.

Makovsky, the Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Project on the Middle East Peace Process, is the coauthor with Dennis Ross of the 2009 book “Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East.” He is also the author or coauthor of a variety of Washington Institute monographs on issues related to the Middle East Peace Process and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

An adjunct lecturer in Middle Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Makovsky is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. His commentary on the peace process and the Arab-Israeli conflict has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and National Interest. Makovsky was an award-winning journalist who covered the peace process from 1989 to 2000.

Makovsky’s lecture, hosted by the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and sponsored by the Shepard and Ruth K. Broad International Lecture Series and Noles for Israel, will be held:

MONDAY, FEB. 21

3:30 – 5 P.M.

BROAD LECTURE HALL, CLAUDE PEPPER BUILDING

636 W. CALL ST.


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