Notice of Online Archive

  • This page is no longer being updated and remains online for informational and historical purposes only. The information is accurate as of the last page update.

    For questions about page contents, contact the Communications Division.

Ilan Peleg, Charles A. Dana Professor of Government and Law, will speak on “Is There a Way Out of the Middle East Crisis?” 8-9:30 p.m. today in room 104 of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights.

An informal discussion with the audience will follow with dessert. A falafel dinner will also be served at 7 p.m. in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. The event is sponsored by Hillel Society and LafPAC.

A foremost expert on the Middle East peace process, Peleg has shared his expertise on numerous occasions at Lafayatte and elsewhere. Last year, he spoke at “Israel Forum: The Creation of a Just and Lasting Peace” in Mt. Airy, Pa., an event sponsored by the Northwest Neighborhood Division of the Jewish Community Relations Council. He also joined Jordanian Palestinian journalist Rami Khouri at “Dialogue for Peace and Justice: Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Reconciliation” at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

Peleg is the author of Human Rights in the West Bank and Gaza: Legacy and Politics, a comprehensive book dealing with human rights in the occupied territories. It was named an Outstanding Scholarly Book by CHOICE, the publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, in 1996. He has authored other books on this subject and his other areas of interest, which include Israeli politics and culture, the nuclear arms race, U.S. foreign policy, censorship and freedom of expression, U.S.-Soviet relations, international conflict, and international terrorism. A recipient of Lafayette’s Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award last year, Peleg earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Peleg is working this semester with EXCEL Scholar Metin Aslantas, a junior electrical and computer engineering major, to research ways in which states dominated by one group become more democratic. The project is contributing to a book Peleg has tentatively titled Democratizing the Hegemonic State: Political Transformations in the Early 21st Century.

Categorized in: Academic News