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One State, Two State, Whose State?
Thu, 27 April 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Prof. Emanuel Adler in conversation with Prof. Howard Adelman
The two-state solution would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel — two states for two peoples. Israel would have security and retain a Jewish majority and the Palestinians would have a state.
Most governments and world bodies have made the two-state solution official policy, including the United States, Canada, the United Nations, the Palestinian Authority and Israel. This goal has been the basis of peace talks for decades.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed the two-state solution in 2009.
Why is the solution so difficult to achieve?
What would a two state solution look like?
Are there other viable options?
Please join us for this in-depth discussion.
Emanuel Adler is the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the European Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, and former editor of International Organization. Previously, he was Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.
Howard Adelman is Professor of Philosophy, member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, founder and director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University as well as a former Editor of Refuge. Research interests focus on refugees, Palestinians, humanitarian intervention, membership rights, ethics, refugee policy and resettlement.