Gershon Baskin, Ph.D., is the Israeli Co-Director and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) - a joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think. Dr. Baskin initiated the founding of IPCRI in 1988 following ten years of work in the field of Jewish-Arab relations within Israel, in Interns for Peace, the Ministry of Education and as Executive Director of the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence (established by the Israeli Ministry of Education and the Prime Minister's Office). Dr. Baskin has published books and hundreds of articles in the Hebrew, English and Arabic press about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict including: A Model Interim Agreement, Aspects of Internal Security in During the Interim Period, The Future of Jerusalem , How to Conduct Business in the Palestinian Territories , The Future of the Israeli Settlements in Final Status Negotiation, and more. Dr. Baskin meets regularly with Israeli and Palestinian policy makers at their invitation as well as similar people from the international diplomatic community and international organizations. Dr. Baskin was a member of the Jerusalem Experts Committee established by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office during the Final Status Negotiations in 2000-2001. Dr. Baskin holds a Ph.D. in International Affairs. His dissertation was on Sovereignty and Territory in the Future of Jerusalem, parts of which were published as a book Jerusalem of Peace. Dr. Baskin is a member of the Israeli Council for Peace and Security; he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MAKOM, the Israeli Center for Environment Mediation and he was a founding chairman of Kehilat Kol Haneshama in Jerusalem where he served as Chairman for three years. Dr. Baskin speaks Hebrew, English and Arabic.