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PLO Ambassador to speak on new approaches toward Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 

Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) delegation to Washington, will speak on “A New US-Middle East Approach Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” on Monday, October 7, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Workshop on Arab Political Development.

 **Media who would like to attend should RSVP by October 4 to the Christine Riley at criley@princeton.edu or 609-258-8237**

 Areikat began his career in 1993 at Orient House, the headquarters of the PLO in Jerusalem and of the Palestinian negotiating team for the Madrid peace talks, where he was a spokesperson for Faisal Husseini and later served in the International Relations Department as desk officer for the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Areikat took part in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Beit Hanoun/Erez in Gaza and Taba in 1996 and in Jerusalem in 1997, and at the Wye River negotiations in 1998. He joined the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the PLO in 1998, where he served as director general until 2008. From 2008–2009 he served as NAD deputy head and coordinator general. He was named ambassador to Washington in 2009. 

 Amaney Jamal, associate professor of politics, is the director of the Workshop on Arab Political Development. The lecture is cosponsored with the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; and the Department of and Program in Near Eastern Studies.

For more information contact the Christine Riley, criley@princeton.edu or 609-258-8237.

Related Links
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Workshop on Arab Politcal Development
Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Department of and Program in Near Eastern Studies