Palestine: The Israeli Occupation and the Limits of the Palestinian Economy

The IMF, World Bank and UN have recently concluded that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is now able to conduct the sound economic policies expected of a future well-functioning Palestinian state, given its solid track record in reforms. However, several recent developments have posed serious risks to the PA’s state-building capacity, and are also jeopardizing social stability in the Palestinian territories.

2012 Edward Said Memorial Lecture

“A Deliberate Cruelty: Rendering Gaza Unviable” – Dr. Sara Roy leads the discussion on the economic and social policies that have developed the Gaza Strip and on U.S. foreign aid to the region

Palestinian Politics: Representation and Accountability

Noura Erakat examines the viability and legitimacy of the current Palestinian leadership. This is the final installment of our annual lecture series, a study of the extent to which Palestinian leadership represents Palestinian interests, and how their national objectives are at all manifest.

Negotiating Peace: Motivations, Mechanisms, and Methods

This panel examines the effectiveness of the Palestinian strategy for negotiating a peace. This is the second installment of the 13th annual summer lecture series, a study to the extent to which Palestinian leadership represents Palestinian interests, and how their national objectives are at all manifest.