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Palestine in the International Community

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Date(s) - 11/19/2019
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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The MENA Forum is pleased to bring you a conversation with Feda Abdelhady-Nasser, who serves as Palestine’s ambassador to the UN. Professor Marwa Daoudy, who teaches in the SFS, will moderate the conversation. Ambassador Abdelhady-Nasser and Professor Daoudy will speak on a variety of issues, including the role of the UN in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, US-Palestinian relations, and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Please join us on November 19th at noon in Film Screening Classroom 156, Second Floor, Healy Family Center.

Please note that this event is only open to GU students and GoCard holders.

Ambassador Feda Abdelhady-Nasser has been the Deputy Permanent Observer from January 2013 to the present, receiving the rank of Ambassador shortly thereafter in May 2013. Prior to, she served in various different capacities at the Mission, beginning from July 1992. From March 2005 to April 2006, she served as Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine. As an Ambassador, she represents Palestine at the Security Council and the General Assembly and its Main Committees, particularly the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, with specific focus on the Palestine refugees and UNRWA. She also represents the delegation at meetings of the Arab Group, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Group of 77 and China, and the Asia-Pacific Group. Among other responsibilities during her tenure at the Mission, she was a member of Palestine’s legal team to the International Court of Justice on the case of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (December 2003 – July 2004). Ambassador Abdelhady-Nasser holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Rutgers University (2000) and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science/International Relations from New York University (1992).

Dr. Marwa Daoudy is an assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). Dr. Daoudy’s research and teaching focus on critical security studies, environmental politics, negotiation theory, peace negotiations, water politics and Middle East politics. Dr. Daoudy’s first book was on The Water Divide between Syria, Turkey and Iraq: Negotiation, Security and Power Asymmetry (2005). Her second book on The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate and Human Security is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in February 2020. Prior to GU, she was a lecturer at Oxford University in the Department of Politics and International Relations, a visiting fellow and graduate affiliate at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, a pre-doctoral fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies and post-doctoral fellow at CERI-Science-Po. She advised the United Nations Development Program/UNDP (Jerusalem) on Middle East peace and water negotiations and the UNESCO-World Water Assessment Program.

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