Palestinian Politics: Hamas, Fatah & the Future of the Israeil-Palestinian Conflict

Jan 28 2013 4:30 pm
Leighton 304, Carleton College

Carleton College’s Department of Political Science will present Nathan Stock, assistant director in the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, on Monday, Jan. 28. His lecture is entitled, “Palestinian Politics: Hamas, Fatah and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Room 304 of Leighton Hall, and it is free and open to the public.  Mr. Stock will discuss internal political dynamics within the two dominant Palestinian parties. He will focus on the evolution of Fatah and Hamas, how the parties relate to one another, and how they view the conflict with Israel. A conversation on Palestinian politics can provide a new and interesting angle from which to understand the wider conflict with Israel.

Nathan Stock joined The Carter Center in 2008 as an assistant director for conflict resolution.  He designs and manages programming targeting the Fatah-Hamas conflict, while monitoring other conflicts in the Middle East, including the Syrian uprising.  He is also involved in dialogue with the PLO leadership on their strategy at the UN.  He travels regularly to the Middle East, including Israel and Palestine.

Before coming to the Center, Mr. Stock spent two years implementing a civil society strengthening program in Afghanistan, where he led the effort to establish a network of local NGOs capable of providing services to their communities.  He spent two years in the Gaza Strip, working with a Palestinian NGO to fundraise and design conflict resolution programs targeting the Palestinian community, during the Al-Aqsa Intifada.  He has also taught English in Palestine and China.  He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Colgate University and a master's degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University's School of International Service.

For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Department of Political Science at (507) 222-4117.  Leighton Hall is located at the end of College Street on the Carleton College Campus in Northfield.