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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TO RELEASE THREE MAJOR MIDDLE EAST ATTITUDE SURVEYS

UM faculty featured in "Attitudes Toward the Middle East Peace Process: Surveys of Arab and Jewish Opinion in Israel and Public Opinion in the U.S."

WHAT:
Attitudes Toward the Middle East Peace Process: Surveys of Arab and Jewish Opinion in Israel and Public Opinion in the United States Features three University of Maryland Faculty Members.

 

WHEN:
Thursday, December 09, 2010 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

WHERE: 
Falk Auditorium
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.
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BACKGROUND:
Despite efforts by the Obama administration to move Israeli-Palestinian negotiations forward, the peace process appears to remain at an impasse. How do Arab and Jewish Israelis view the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the peace efforts, and the administration's role? How do Americans view the Middle East peace issue as a U.S. foreign policy priority, and what kind of role would they like to see Washington play?

On December 9, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami for the release of three new public opinion surveys assessing attitudes toward the current state of the Middle East peace process. Telhami, the polls' principal investigator and the Anwar Sadat professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, will present his research and key findings followed by a discussion with Yoram Peri, Abraham S. and Jack Kay professor and director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, and Steve Kull, director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland.

Martin Indyk, vice president and director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion. After the program, the panelists will take audience questions.

Participants

Introduction and Moderator
Martin S. Indyk
vice president and director of Foreign Policy
Brookings Institution

Featured Speaker
Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy

Panelists
Steve Kull
Director, Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
University of Maryland

Yoram Peri
Abraham S. and Jack Kay Professor in Israel Studies
Director, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
University of Maryland
 

MEDIA:
Media interested in covering this event at Brookings should contact:

Brookings Office of Communications
Email: events@brookings.edu
Phone: 202-797-6105

Date of Publication: 
12/6/10