The Great Debate, Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Who Stands in the Way?

in Live Chats
November 10th, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm, journalism professor Robert Zelnick, will moderate the Great Debate at the Tsai Performance Center. The debate, the 29th in the series, is modeled after the Cambridge and Oxford University Union Societies’ public discussions. This year’s event will bring together students, faculty and scholars to discuss who’s to blame for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The panelists arguing that Israeli leadership is responsible include Hussein Ibish, Ph.D, a senior research fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, Geoffrey Aronson from the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and BU student Justin Bourke (COM ’13). They will face off against Robert J. Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, Joshua Muravchik, Ph.D, a Foreign Policy Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and BU student Phillip Kisubika (COM ’13).

The two teams will go head-to-head for about an hour, followed by 20 minutes of audience discussion and rebuttals. The Great Debate is a free event open to the Boston University community and general public. Please contact Lauren Glaser with any questions at

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One Comment on The Great Debate, Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Who Stands in the Way?

  • This debate has been going on for ages, and in my opinion both sides stand in the way of the agreement. They both have valid points and both have their disadvantages.

    I would like to know if it’s possible to get a recording of this debate.


Post Your Comment