ADVISORY: CAP to Host Discussion on Securing Palestine’s Economic Future
Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a discussion about what the United States and its allies can do to improve Palestinian economic prospects, even in the absence of a two-state solution. The discussion will include a keynote speech from U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations for Economics Hady Amr, followed by a panel discussion.
Despite the best efforts of presidents of both parties, the United States has yet to broker a comprehensive, two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. However difficult diplomatic progress may be, there are steps that the United States and its allies can take to keep the window for a two-state solution alive. By encouraging economic progress in the Palestinian territories, the United States and its allies can improve the day-to-day lives of average Palestinians and strengthen the foundation for an eventual Palestinian state.
Hady Amr, U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations for Economics
Ghaith al-Omari, Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Mara Rudman, former Assistant Administrator for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development; former Chief of Staff, Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
Hardin Lang, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
April 13, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET
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