The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS), the Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) and Fagforbundet have the pleasure to welcome you to a breakfast seminar on the European Union's and Norway's approaches to Israel and the illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
In recent years, the EU and single states have taken several initiatives in order to create a clear division between Israel and the
illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
- How can we understand these developments, and what comes next? How is this relevant for Norwegian policy towards Israel?
About the Speakers
Hugh Lovatt is Policy Fellow and Israel/Palestine Project Coordinator for ECFR's Middle East and North Africa Programme, where he joined in August 2012. Prior to this, he worked as a researcher for International Crisis Group and as a Schuman Fellow in the European Parliament focussing on Middle-East policy. He also worked for the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations as an Arabic translator, specialising in Muslim cultures and Islamic law.
Jørgen Jensehaugen is an Associate Professor in Modern History at Lillehammer University College (HiL). He has worked extensively on US and international policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Martin Holter is an Advisor for the Middle East programmes at NPA, and has been involved in the NPA/Fagforbundet project “Norwegian ties to the Israeli occupation”.
Jacob Høigilt is a Senior Researcher at PRIO. He holds a doctorate in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Oslo. His research focuses, among other things, on the contentious politics in Palestine, with an emphasis on young people in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, and on the Norwegian aid given to Palestine.
Breakfast & coffee
Welcome & introductions
Presentations by panellists
Q & A session
N.B. This breakfast seminar will be held in English and is hosted by
PRIO and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS), and organized in collaboration with the Norwegian People's Aid and
A light breakfast will be served.