Camp David 2000: Clashes of Character and Conduct

Time: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:00-15:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Camp David 2000: Clashes of Character and Conduct
A still from a video recording of President William Jefferson Clinton, Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Chairman Yasir Arafat participating in a photo opportunity at Camp David. Photo: Public Domain

​The Camp David summit in 2000 is widely agreed to have been a failure. Why did it fail? Was the Camp David summit in 2000 ill-timed and ill-prepared? Were crucial mistakes made – by Israel, by the Palestinian Authority or by the USA? At this PRIO workshop, we will discuss Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor’s claim that an analysis of the failure of the 2000 Camp David summit, based on an extensive series of interviews with summit participants, exposes inherent problems in the search for peace in the Middle East.

Prof. Cohen-Almagor (DPhil, Oxon) is Chair in Politics and Director of the Middle East Study Group at the University of Hull, as well as 2019 Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Laws at UCL. Commenting on his talk will be PRIO Senior Researcher Jørgen Jensehaugen. The workshop will be chaired by PRIO Research Professor and Professor of History at the University of Oslo, Hilde Henriksen Waage.

Programme

​14:00-14:05
​Welcome and introduction (Hilde Henriksen Waage, PRIO/University of Oslo)

​14:05-14:35
​Keynote presentation (Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull/University College 

​14:35-14:45
​Response (Jørgen Jensehaugen, PRIO)

​14:45-15:00
​Q&A