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Sadat Chair and Israel Studies to sponsor Open Forum on Gaza on September 3

UMD's Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) and Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development will jointly sponsor an Open Forum on the War in Gaza on Wednesday, September 3, beginning at 5:30 PM in the Prince George's Room of the Adele Stamp Student Union.  A distinguished panel of experts will share their perceptions, and field questions from the audience.  Panelists will include:

  • Prof. Shibley Telhami - Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at UMD and Middle East expert
  • Prof. Yoram Peri – Director of GIIS at UMD, Former advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
  • Prof. Ariel Bendor – Expert on law and war on terrorism, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at GIIS.
  • Dr. Khaled Elgindy – Former advisor to the Palestinian Authority, now fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Shlomi Eldar – Israeli journalist and expert on Hamas; Journalist-in-Residence at GIIS​