Four Israeli and Palestinian scholars and leaders will be in Berkeley to discuss options for peace.
The group will take part in a symposium, “The Occupied Territories: What is the Future?” to explore solutions to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Scheduled topics include the role of faculty in promoting peaceful solutions to the conflict and the effect of regional trends on the issue.
Samer Madanat, a member of Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which is co-sponsoring the event, said the symposium offers a unique look into the conflict.
The panel speakers are Michael Tarazi, of the Palestine Liberation Organization; Ariella Friedman, a professor at Tel-Aviv University; Samir Awad of Columbia University, and Danny Rothschild, President of the Israeli Council on Peace and Security.
The symposium will take place Friday in the Valley Life Sciences Building, Room 2050 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30pm.