This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required through Columbia’s Sundial system.

The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

and the Comparative Defense Studies Program (CDSP) present:

“Borders and Security in Israeli Diplomacy”

A presentation by Amb. Dore Gold
moderated by Stephanie Neuman, Director, CDSP

When Israelis and Palestinians re-engage in negotiations, the issues of borders and security will continue to be prevalent in Israeli diplomatic considerations. How those positions evolved is, surprisingly, not well known, even in the US, and hence requires explanation.  In recent years, Israel’s regional experiences have further framed its security approach, including its lessons from the Gaza withdrawal in 2005 and the start of the Arab Spring in 2011. The Israeli approach to international forces will be fully discussed, as well.

Ambassador Dore Gold is President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was the eleventh Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, from 1997-1999. Previously, Amb. Gold has served as an advisor to Prime Ministers of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.