PRIO, in collaboration with the Norwegian Nobel Institute and the University of Oslo, presents a seminar on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, commonly referred to as the 'Camp David Accords'.
The accords were the first major diplomatic breakthrough of the Arab-Israeli conflict. But they bear a mixed legacy.
The event ensured a lasting peace between Egypt and Israel, effectively blocking the possibility of another inter-state war between Israel and its Arab neighbors. However, it also indefinitely postponed a solution to the Palestinian question by enhancing Israel's control over the occupied territories.
Marking the 40 year anniversary of the accords, some of the world's leading experts have been invited. William Quandt, Seth Anziska, Jeremy Pressman, Jørgen Jensehaugen, Louise Fischer, Craig Daigle and others will contribute to the programme.
A high-level panel consisting of Jonas Gahr Støre, Jan Egeland and Jan Petersen will discuss the prospects for a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Full programme below.
We hope that you will be there too. Doors open and coffee is served from 09.30. Lunch will be served, but please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
Registration is mandatory - tickets are free.
Olav Njølstad, Director, The Norwegian Nobel Institute
Lessons from Camp David – Hope for a peaceful solution?
Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen, Former NRK Middle East correspondent
Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian
Jan Petersen, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former leader of the Norwegian Conservative Party
Moderator: Hilde Henriksen Waage, Professor, UiO
What happened at Camp David? 13 days that changed the Middle East.
William B. Quandt, Professor, University of Virginia
Louise Fischer, Senior Editor, Israeli State Archives
Craig Daigle, Associate Professor,City College of New York
Moderator: Jørgen Jensehaugen, Senior Researcher, PRIO
14.15-16.00How did the peace negotiations affect the Palestinians?
Jørgen Jensehaugen, Senior Researcher, PRIO
Seth Anziska, Lecturer, University College London
Jeremy Pressman, Associate Professor,
University of Connecticut
Moderator: Olav Njølstad, Director,
The Norwegian Nobel Institute