Elman speaks with Senator Gillibrand’s staff on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Elman, MiriamMiriam F. Elman, Associate Professor of Political Science, discussed recent developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opportunities for jumpstarting the Middle East peace process during President Obama’s second term with staff members of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on January 10, 2012. Participating in the conversation were members of the Senator’s local and Washington, D.C. staff responsible for portfolios on foreign affairs and homeland security. Also participating were three members of the Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue group (SAMED), Mark Field, Mohamed Khater, and Donald J. Kirby, S.J. Founded in 1981, SAMED is an inter-faith and inter-cultural organization that advocates for a just, sustainable peace to the Middle East conflict. 01/16/13