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Talk examines Israeli-Palestinian peace process, April 6

Gadi Baltiansky, a former Israeli government official who leads an effort to promote peace in the Middle East, will discuss the ramifications of Israel's recent elections in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The lecture is titled "Following the Israeli Elections: What Next in the Peace Process?"

Baltiansky is director general of the Geneva Initiative, a joint Israeli-Palestinian effort to establish a blueprint for peace in the Middle East.

He previously served as a career diplomat at the Israeli Foreign Ministry and, from 1999 to 2000, as press secretary for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. In that role, he oversaw public aspects of Israel's security and foreign affairs, particularly the peace process, and was a member of Israel's negotiation teams with Syria and the Palestinians.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

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