Event: ‘The Middle East Predicament’


dsDate: Thursday 24th November 2016, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Location: Committee Room Three, Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, SW1A 0AA

Speaker: Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Centre at the University of Haifa

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Many of the core structures of the Middle East – social, political and economic – are all but crumbling. It seems almost hopeless not only from a Western perspective, but also to millions of desperate Arabs who seek to leave to Europe. 2016 has seen an intensification of refugees fleeing the Middle East on an unprecedented scale. The UN identified 11 million Syrians who have been displaced from their homes – and that is only one year in one country in this troubled area. The series of events that proved the catalyst for the current situation is complicated and runs deep: the history of the region is in itself one of conflict and chaos. Yet we must try to unpick the muddle. We must ask: how and why did this happen? What can be done in a region suffering from such profound and structural problems? And are there any simple answers?

By kind invitation of Lord Palmer of Childs Hill, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Dr Daniel Schueftan, director of the National Security Studies Centre at the University of Haifa in Israel. Dr Schueftan will examine the above queries from his unique viewpoint of insight and experience.

If you require further information, please email rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

Dr Daniel Schueftan is a world-renowned academic and was formerly an advisor to Primie Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon. He has been a consultant not only to Israeli decision-makers but also to European and American leaders. His books include Palestinians in Israel – The Arab Minority and the Jewish State and Disengagement: Israel and the Palestinian Entity.


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