Prominent Bay Area advocates will debate the core Mideast conflict on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday evening under the sponsorship of the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC).
Entitled “How Can Peace be Achieved Between Israelis and Palestinians,” the debate begins at 7 p.m. in room 2060 of the Valley Life Sciences Building. Because of limited seating, early arrival is recommended.
The debate pits Hatem Bazian, Ph.D., a UCB lecturer in the Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments, and freelance journalist Alison Weir, founder and executive director of If Americans Knew (www.ifamericansknew.org) against David Meir-Levi, director of the Israel Peace Initiative (www.ipi-usa.org) and Dr. Eric Sirkin, Ph.D., a Palo Alto technology firm executive.
This event is free and open to the public.
The debate will begin with initial presentations by both sides, followed by rebuttals and a question-and-answer period with the audience.