Friday, July 11, 2014

Guest speaker examines Israel-Palestine conflict during monthly Lunch & Learn

University of Denver's
Dr. Karen Feste
In recent weeks, a precipitous rise in conflict between Israel and Palestine has brought the region’s continued struggle to attain peaceful progress back into the world’s headlines. The half-century conflict between Palestinians and Israelis over recognition, resources and security has so stubbornly resisted any kind of resolution that it has nearly become synonymous with “intractability.” Meanwhile, the conflict poses a humanitarian crisis as the death toll rises – including children and teens.

While the world’s leaders and diplomats struggle to find solutions for the troubled region, scholars like Wednesday’s Red Cross Lunch & Learn speaker, Dr. Karen Feste, have endeavored to study the conflict and provide educated suggestions for moving forward.

Dr. Feste, a Fulbright Scholar and a professor at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, has extensively written on the subject of Israel and Palestine. Her book credits include Terminate Terrorism: Framing, Gaming, and Negotiating conflicts, Plans for Peace: Negotiation and the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Intervention: Shaping the Global Order. Dr. Feste founded the Conflict Resolution Institute at DU and serves as its graduate director.

Feste’s Lunch and Learn presentation will focus on the history of the conflict, promoting a greater understanding of the complex challenges that have traditionally stood in the way of resolution, and recognizing the role of organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross in mitigating the effects of the long-term struggle between the two groups.

The Lunch & Learn lecture will be presented Wednesday, July 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 444 Sherman St. RSVPs are requested by 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 to Tim Bothe at Webinar options are also available for remote audiences. For more information, contact Tim Bothe.


  1. I'm so pleased to learn we can attend by webinar. Thanks for making that possible!