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Economic Development and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from Palestine


October 2, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 80 Moot Courtroom

Distinguished panelists will include:

- Ammar Aker, the CEO of the Palestine Telecom Group
- Sabri Saidam, the Advisor to the President on Telecom, IT and Technical Education, and former Minister of Telecom & IT
- Saumitra Jha, Assistant Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Business School
- Sonia Franceski, Director for Middle East Affairs, Office of the US Trade Representative
- SCICN Co-Director Allen Weiner will serve as moderator of the panel session

When: 2:30 - 4:00 pm, October 2
Where: Stanford Law School, Moot Court Room (Room 80)

The panel is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

Efforts to bolster economic and private sector development in Palestine are central components to many current efforts to build peace and resolve the conflict. But what do we really know about the relationship between economic development and conflict resolution? What does research, and experience tell us about when economic interventions help reduce conflict, and when they fail? This distinguished panel will offer insights and lessons from Palestine -- with voices from the Palestinian business community, the US government, and academia.

No RSVP necessary.