Event Date: October 14, 2010 - 3:30 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, 120, University Pvt., room 4004
A talk by John Bell, Toledo International Centre for Peace, Madrid.
Presented by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CIPS.
This free event will be in English. Registration is not required.
Is there such a thing as the Middle East as a region? Where has it come from historically and what are its major drivers today? What are the possible options? What are the key processes that need to be attended to? How can the Middle East as a whole relate to the rest of the globe?
John Bell is Director of the Middle East project, Toledo International Centre for Peace, Madrid. He was formerly Middle East Director in Jerusalem for Search for Common Ground, a global conflict resolution organization. He is also a former Canadian and UN diplomat who served as a political officer at Canada’s embassy in Cairo, a member of Canada’s delegation to the Refugee Working Group in the peace process, Political Advisor to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for southern Lebanon, advisor to the Canadian Government during the Iraq crisis in 2002-03 and Consultant to the International Crisis Group on recent developments in Jerusalem. He is a founding member of the Jerusalem Old City Initiative.