Washington Institute Senior Fellow David Makovsky and Al Hayat Columnist Raghida Dergham to Discuss “Dos the Road to Peace in Iraq go Through Jerusalem?” at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women Feb.26

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Feb 16, 2007 — Are Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a necessary component to finding a comprehensive solution to the war in Iraq? Two experts on Middle East issues – David Makovsky and Raghida Dergham – will discuss “Does the Road to Peace in Iraq Go Through Jerusalem?” on Monday, February 26 at 8 pm at the Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, 239 East 34th Street.

Mr. Makovsky, is a Senior Fellow and Director of The Washington Institute’s Project on the Middle East Peace Process, and an adjunct lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Makovsky will report on his recent meetings with Israeli officials and Arab leaders in the Persian Gulf.

Ms. Dergham is the Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for the London-based Al Hayat, the leading independent Arabic daily. Ms. Dergham is also a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. She will present first-hand accounts on her meetings with diplomats at the Davos World Economic Forum and how world leaders perceive future diplomacy on this issue.

The Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program is sponsoring the event. Dr. Robbins-Wilf, a founding member of the Stern College Board of Directors, established and funded the program, which brings top scholars, authors, artists, and
policy-shapers to Stern College, offering students unique perspectives on the world.

Admission to the panel discussion is free with valid photo ID. For information and to RSVP email events@yu.edu.or or call 212-960-5400 x5869.

Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University offers a challenging, rigorous dual-track education of liberal arts and sciences and Jewish studies to approximately 1,000 undergraduates at the School’s Beren Campus in midtown Manhattan. Stern is known especially for excellence in sciences, social sciences, and humanities and for graduates who, as leaders in their communities and chosen careers, bring to all their activities deep knowledge of Jewish values and heritage.

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