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Lecture: Dr. Stephen Zunes: “Israel/Palestine and US Middle East Foreign Policy: Building a Movement for Change”

Dr. Stephen Zunes, Chapel Hill native, is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Recognized as one the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and of strategic nonviolent action, he was honored in 2002 by the Peace and Studies Association as Peace Scholar of the Year.   He serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, a contributing editor of Tikkun, and chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.


An early critic of the US invasion of Iraq, he predicted the fallout of the return to open ethnic and sectarian violent conflict and terrorism. He has criticized US foreign policy that backs Arab dictatorships and the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  Dr. Zunes calls for basing Israel/Palestine peace upon international law that recognizes both legitimate Israeli security and the rights of the Palestinian people. Professor Zunes received his PhD. from Cornell University. He regularly publishes his commentary/analysis on current events at


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Sponsored by the Coalition for Peace with Justice.

Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:30am – 1:30am GMT (no daylight saving)
Olin Binkley Memorial Baptist Church 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill 27514 (map)