This event is part of the Middle East Initiative's "Middle East Dialogues," a series of frank, open, and probing encounters with vital and varied perspectives on the current conflict, its causes, and the prospects for peace and progress in the region: 

  • A Conversation with Jared Kushner, former senior advisor to President Donald Trump - Thursday, February 15, 4:30-6:00pm
  • A Conversation with Matt Duss, former foreign policy advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders - Thursday, February 29, 4:30-6:00pm
  • A Conversation with Dalal Saeb Iriqat, columnist and professor, Arab American University Palestine, March 7, 12:00-1:30pm
  • A Conversation with Salam Fayyad, former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority - Tuesday, March 26, 4:30-6:00pm
  • A Conversation with Einat Wilf, author and former member of Knesset - Friday, April 12, 12:00-1:30pm
  • A Conversation with Bret Stephens, New York Times opinion columnist - Monday, April 29, 6:00-7:30pm

These events are open to HUID holders only. Registration is required.

Dr. Dalal Saeb Iriqat is associate professor at the Arab American University Palestine AAUP and a weekly columnist at AlQuds Newspaper since 2016. Iriqat was identified as a Young Global Leader-World Economic Forum YGL 2021. Dalal’s research focuses on Diplomacy, Nation Branding, Palestinian State Building, Coercive Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, Mediation and Conflict Resolution. Some of her essays - Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century, Diplomacy in the perspective of Peace Building, Limitations of Coercive Diplomacy, The Double Lockdown: Palestine under Occupation and COVID-19-. She served as Vice President for International Relations at AAUP 2018-2022, Dalal also served as Senior Advisor on Strategic Communications at the PMO between 2017-18. She served as the Senior Policy Consultant for writing the Human Development Report UNDP for Palestine in 2015. Dalal taught at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration at Birzeit University between 2011-12. Dalal was elected President of the Diplomatic Academy of London Students’ Association in 2003. She was also a member of the students’ council at the University of Jordan in 2001. Dalal is passionate about bringing change into the Palestinian society through education and improving Palestinian Diplomacy and better brand Palestine. Iriqat is a founding member Mediterranean Women Mediators Network MWMN, founding member for Palestine Experts for Education under Covid-19, Founding and Board member of the Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center PCRSC, board member of Lycée Franćais International of Ramallah, board member of Eco Peace Palestine and sits on the jury board of 3alArd initiative. Dalal IRIQAT has a PhD in Public Administration from Paris I Sorbonne 2011, A Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University in London 2004 and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Jordan 2003 and she continues to learn.