International Conference: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Pathways to Peace

Categories: Personal Stories of Zionism, Israel and Progressive Identity
By Moises F. Salinas

First International Academic Conference

“Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Pathways to Peace”

March 28-30, 2008


DUE  NOVEMBER 30, 2007

Sponsored by:

Central Connecticut State University
Jewish Academic Network for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
American Task force for Palestine
Geneva Initiative North America


The goal of the conference will be to highlight the contribution that social scientific and humanistic research and scholarship can bring towards conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. Presentations and panels will focus on research examining contributions and instrumental ideas to achieve a just and equitable solution to the conflict.

The meeting will include renowned keynote speakers, as well as concurrent presentations and panels. We will strive to maintain a balance between Israeli, Palestinian and other U.S. and  international speakers and encourage researchers from all sides of the conflict to send their proposals.

Presentations will highlight research regarding obstacles and opportunities to the achievement of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) research in:

  • Social and psychological factors in the conflict
  • Historical, philosophical, and theological issues
  • Economic factors and cooperation
  • Demographic realities and solutions
  • Geographic obstacles to peace
  • Negotiations – Models, perceptions and strategies


All conference sessions will be on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.



Moises F. Salinas, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Conference – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Pathways to Peace

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St.

New Britain, CT 06050

Ph 860-832-3104

About Moises F. Salinas

Dr. Moises Salinas is a professor of psychology at Central Connecticut State University. He was a winner of the 2004 WZO Herzl Centennial Award. His latest book “Planting hatred, Sowing Pain: The Psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” (Greenwood/Praeger) will appear in May 2007.
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