Peace in the Middle East: A Just Peace or Just Any Peace?

An upcoming event of interest:

Diplomat in Residence Program at Lasalle University

presents

Peace in the Middle East: A Just Peace or Just Any Peace?

Featuring Hanan Ashrawi, Ph.D.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

12:30–2 p.m., Dan Rodden Theatre

AshrawiHanan Ashrawi, Ph.D., will discuss her distinguished work for Palestinian national rights. Ashrawi is the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Ashrawi was official spokeswoman for the Palestinian delegation to the Middle East peace process during the 1991 Madrid peace conference. She was appointed the Palestinian Authority Minister of Higher Education and Research in 1996, and she was elected in 2006 to the Palestinian Legislative Council and in 2009 to the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). She founded and serves on the executive committees of the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy and the National Coalition for Accountability and Integrity. Ashrawi is the recipient of the 2005 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation, the 2003 Sydney Peace Prize, and the 2002 Olof Palme Prize. Her book, This Side of Peace (Simon & Schuster, 1995), earned worldwide recognition.

The lecture is supported by the Theodore E. Morrow Memorial Fund, the Fulbright Association of Philadelphia/Delaware Valley, and the Office of the Provost. Theodore Eggleston Morrow (1928–2004) was a linguist, translator, and biblical scholar. The Theodore E. Morrow Memorial Fund is dedicated to promoting intercultural and interreligious dialogue and advancing belief in the inherent dignity and common purpose of all human life.

Event is free and open to the public.

For details, please contact Cornelia Tsakiridou

at 215.951.1558, 215.951.1015, or tsakirid@lasalle.edu.

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