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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Is it too late to salvage a two-state solution?

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


Join us at this event organized by the CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group.

Nearly a quarter-century since the Oslo Accords, and nearly three decades after the PLO accepted Israel’s right to exist, the Middle East Peace Process has reached a stand-still. A new American initiative is in the offing, but recent events have shaken the Palestinian Authority, and led it to contest the value of US mediation. Because of popular dissatisfaction in the West Bank, a looming humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, many argue that it is now too late to salvage a two-state solution. But when the alternatives are considered, a two-state solution still seems the best and most likely outcome. The question is when, and how?

This event will feature H.E. Douglas Scott Proudfoot, Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority, who will help us better understand the current context.

Speaker Biography

Douglas Scott Proudfoot was appointed as the Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority in August 2016. Mr. Proudfoot holds a BA Hons [Philosophy], University of Toronto, 1981; and an MA [History], McGill University, 1996. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1987. Positions overseas included Nairobi (1988 to 1991), Delhi (1995 to 1998) and Vienna (2002 to 2006), where he was accredited to various UN organizations headquartered in that city. At Headquarters, Mr. Proudfoot was the director of the Afghanistan Task Force (2006 to 2007) and the Sudan Task Force (2007 to 2011). Mr. Proudfoot also served as minister-counsellor at the High Commission in London, responsible for political and public affairs (2011 to 2016).


There is no fee to attend this event, however, advanced registration is required. To register, contact Hamid Jorjani hjorjani@bell.net


March 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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