Deconstructing the Complexity of the Conflict
COURSE DESCRIPTION: "If one controls the image, one controls the historical narrative." Throughout the course of the century-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both sides have deployed public diplomacy stratagems and projected favorable imagery to best position their case in the court of global public opinion. Capturing mainstream American print publications, Arthur Green has designed a truly one-of-a-kind, innovative web presentation that graphically frames the iconic historical imagery from the early decades of the 20th-century to today's breaking news events. Mr. Green will challenge lecture-goers to think outside of the box and to place themselves in the shoes of the foreign policy decision makers "inside the Washington Beltway." Mr. Green brings clarity, historical accuracy and intellectual vigor to the emotional conflict in the troubled Holy Land.
1. The Tipping Point: Mainstream American media coverage pivots with Begin's election victory in May 1977
2. Words Do Matter: Analysis of the Balfour Declaration, League of Nations Mandate, the Peel Commission Report, UN Partition Vote, UN Security Council Resolution 242, the Clinton Parameters, Arab League Peace Plan
3. The Controversy: Are the settlements illegal under international law?
4. Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is this the key to American disengagement from the volatile Middle East?
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Arthur Green was a highly decorated United States Information Agency Senior Foreign Service Officer whose assignments over four decades in the diplomatic corps put him at the nexus of American Middle East foreign policy and the 24/7 global communication revolution. Mr. Greenserved in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Doha. Mr. Green managed the USIA Washington Foreign Press Center for the Clinton White House. He prides himself as a disciple of Kissinger's machtpolitik approach and Gandhi's maxim "Seek to understand if you wish to be understood." Mr. Green served on the staff of both US Central Command and US Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa (2005-2011 in a strategic communications cell). Mr. Green currently serves as a U.S. State Dept/Bureau of North African and Near East Public Diplomacy Reservist.
||3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
||Mondays, March 17, 24, 31; April 7
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||$34 member / $54 non-member