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Promoting the Arab Peace Initiative as a Basis for a Comprehensive Middle East Peace with Walid Salem


April 18, 2013 12:40am - 2:00pm

Room 280A


Please join the International Law Society as we welcome Walid Salem to discuss the current state of affairs between Israel and Palestine and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Walid Salem was born in East Jerusalem in 1957.  A Member in the Palestinian National Council of PLO, he teaches democracy and human rights at Al Quds University.  He is a writer of thirty books and training manuals, as well as tens of research papers on democracy, civil society, citizenship, refugees, and the status of Jerusalem. He is also a consultant, evaluator, and trainer for several public and private bodies.  He has trained more than thirty thousand Palestinians on these issues since 1990, and, since 1993, he has served as the Director of the Centre for Democracy and Community Development in East Jerusalem.  Since 2004, Mr. Salem has also been the Coordinator of Middle East Citizen Assembly, a regional network of experts and activists on citizenship issues that includes participants from 19 countries from the region. He has lectured at several international conferences and seminars about democracy, Jerusalem, refugees, and development in Palestine.