Women and Peace Negotiations: Local and Global Perspectives
Monday June 16 2014
Greetings: Gabriel Motzkin, Director, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Maryse Guimond, Program Manager, UN Women, Arab States Office
Chair: Naomi Chazan, Co-director of WIPS; Dean of the School of Government and Society
at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo
Hiba Husseini, Former Chair of the Legal Committee to Final Status Negotiations between
the Palestinians and Israelis
Gabriela Shalev, Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN
Natalie Hudson, Department of Political Science, University of Dayton; Policy Specialist, Peace and
Security Section, UN Women
changing nature of warfare, in which civilians are increasingly targeted, and women continue to be excluded from participation in peace processes. UNSCR 1325 addresses not only the inordinate impact of war on women, but also the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace.
In the spirit of the resolution, this panel discussion brings together women who have been, and are still, active in conflict resolution at the highest level -- Prof. Gabriela Shalev, who was the Israeli ambassador to the UN, and Adv. Hiba Husseini, the former Chair of the Legal Committee to Final Status Negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis. Maryse Guimond, the program manager of the Arab States office of UN Women and Prof. Natalie Hudson, a specialist on women and peace processes, will provide local and global perspectives on these challenging questions. The discussion will be chaired by Prof. Naomi Chazan, former Knesset member, a political scientist and peace activist for many years.