Economic Development and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from Palestine
Ammar Aker, Palestine Telecom Group
Allen Weiner, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation
Sonia Franceski, Middle East Affairs, Office of the US Trade Representative
Saumitra Jha, Stanford Business School
Date and Time
October 2, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Open to the public.
No RSVP required
Stanford Law School
Moot Courtroom, Room 80
Efforts to bolster economic and private sector development in Palestine are central components to many current efforts to build peace and resolve the conflict. But what do we really know about the relationship between economic development and conflict resolution? What does research, and experience tell us about when economic interventions help reduce conflict, and when they fail? This distinguished panel will offer insights and lessons from Palestine -- with voices from the Palestinian business community, the US government, and academia.
The panel is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.