Unpacking Oslo: Tracing the Path of Middle East Diplomacy With Nimrod Novik, Ned Lazarus, and David Friedland 

Join Israel Policy Forum, the Onero Institute, and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy for a discussion on the Oslo Accords with Ned Lazarus (visiting professor of international affairs at GW University), Nimrod Novik (Israel Policy Forum Israel fellow and former senior advisor on foreign policy to the late Shimon Peres) and moderator David Friedland (director, transportation, infrastructure and communities at Global Public Affairs).

This event is co-sponsored by IPF Atid, GW Elliot School, and Onero Institute

Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
Time: 7pm ET
Location: Lindner Family Commons, The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052

RSVP link to share with friends: ipf.li/oct23dc 

Nimrod Novik is Israel Policy Forum’s Israel fellow. The former senior advisor on foreign policy to the late Shimon Peres, Novik is currently a senior associate at the Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF) and is a member of the Executive Committee at Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS). In addition to Israeli security and political circles, Novik maintains close contacts with the Egyptian intelligence community, Jordanian security establishment, Palestinian political leadership, and Saudi security experts, as well as with senior U.S., European, U.N., and other relevant officials dealing with Middle East policy.

Ned Lazarus is Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School and an Israel Institute Teaching Fellow. A Conflict Resolution scholar, practitioner and evaluator, Ned has conducted evaluative studies of peacebuilding initiatives on behalf of USAID, USIP, the European Union and the US Department of State. Ned has taught Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, Georgetown University, American University, the University of Malta and the University of Massachusetts-Boston; his research has been published in Peace and Change, International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Palestine-Israel Journal, and Israel Studies Review. Ned earned his doctorate from American University's School of International Service; his dissertation traces the long-term impact of peace education participation among more than 800 Israeli and Palestinian Seeds of Peace participants from adolescence through adulthood. Before entering the academic field, Ned served as Middle East Program Director for Seeds of Peace, based in Jerusalem. 

David Friedland is the Director, Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities at Global Public Affairs. Prior to joining Global, David gained extensive experience in the Jewish and political spheres, working at organizations such as the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC), the Alberta Legislature, and the House of Commons. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resources Management and Marketing from the University of Alberta.

IPF Atid is the young professionals network of Israel Policy Forum, an organization dedicated to advancing support for a viable two-state solution that safeguards Israeli security. It is a community comprised of informed and empowered young professionals working to advance a more pragmatic, nuanced conversation addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
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