The world has witnessed a new era of cooperation on climate change between the United States and China. This cooperation between the world’s two largest economies and carbon emitters played a fundamental role in the international negotiations leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. This includes, in particular, the joint announcement of their respective post-2020 climate actions in November 2014 and the crafting of common visions on key issues related to the Paris Outcome in September 2015. The world has high expectations that the United States and China will enhance their future collaboration on climate change. These expectations will be the cornerstone of translating the Paris vision into action. Furthermore, the Joint Presidential Statement released in March 2016 also stressed that “joint efforts by the United States and China on climate change will serve as an enduring legacy of the partnership between our two countries”.
A conversation with Randa Farah, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Western University.
Participants should plan to read the following before attending this seminar:
Randa Farah, Keeping an Eye on UNRWA (January 2012)
Sari Hanafi, Governing Palestinian Refugee Camps in the Arab East: Governmentalities in Search of Legitimacy. (October 2010). http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/public_policy/pal_camps/Documents/working_papers_series/20101206ifi_pc_wps01_sari_hanafi_english.pdf
This event is part of the HKS Conversation Series: Can the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Be Resolved? a seven-part seminar series hosted by MEI fellow Diana Buttu, former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team in its negotiations with Israel and later as an advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has occupied the agenda of several US presidents, and for over twenty years, US Presidents have focused on resolving the conflict through a process of negotiations and dialogue leading to “two states”. But, with the negotiations process stalled for several years and with ongoing settlement expansion, attention should be paid to questioning whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be resolved at all; whether it can be resolved through a process of negotiations; and whether the “two-state” model remains appropriate.
This conversation series aims to bring together academics and practitioners to examine these questions. The series is intended for those seeking more in-depth analysis of the issues facing Israelis and Palestinians. Participants are expected to read the assigned materials in order to contribute to the discussion.
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The HKS Conversation Series is made possible by the generous support of Sidney Topol.