The Aspen Institute Presents

August 21, 2008  • Institute Contributor

Contact: Cristal Logan
Director, Community Programs
The Aspen Institute
Tel. 970-544-7929

The Aspen Institute Presents “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
Toward Unending Violence or Peaceful Resolution”

Aspen, CO, August 21, 2008 –– The Aspen Institute will host a special event, “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Toward Unending Violence or Peaceful Resolution,” featuring Galia Golan, professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy in Herzliyz, Israel. The event will take place on Monday, August 25 at 6:00pm at the Paepcke Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows Campus. Tickets will be $10 and are available for purchase at the Wheeler Box Office. A reception for Society of Fellows donors and community donors will take place from 5:30–6:00pm.

Dr. Galia Golan is Darwin Professor Emerita of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she was head of the Department of Political Science, director of the Lafer Center for Women’s Studies and director of the Mayrock Center for Soviet and East European Research. Currently she is a professor at the Lauder School of Government, Policy and Diplomacy of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, where she heads the Program on Diplomacy and Conflict Studies.  Dr. Golan specializes in issues related to international crises, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and globalization.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2007 Israel Political Science Association Award for her contribution to the field, the New Israel Fund Award for Women in Leadership and the Gleitsman Foundation Activist Award.  A frequent international media commentator, Dr. Golan has also served as a consultant to the Israel Defense Forces on the status of women and to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Soviet and post-Soviet affairs.  She is the author of nine books, mainly on Soviet foreign policy, as well as a recent book on the Arab-Israeli conflict entitled Israel and Palestine: Peace Plans and Proposals from Oslo to Disengagement (Markus Wiener Publisher). 

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Aspen Show tickets at the Wheeler Opera House at 970-920-5770. For more information on this and other Aspen Institute events open to the public, please contact Cristal Logan at 970-544-7929 or, or visit the Institute’s website at

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