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Gadi Baltiansky
The Road to an Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 03:30pm - 05:00pm
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Avenue, Room 120
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Gadi Baltiansky

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Gadi Baltiansky is the Director General of the Geneva Initiative in Israel, an NGO that promotes a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians through diplomatic, political, educational and public tools.

As an expert on the Middle East conflict, Gadi served as a member of the Israeli official negotiation team with Syria and the Palestinians in 1999-, and as a non-official advisor to the negotiating teams in 2007-2008 and 2014-2015. Gadi addressed numerous international conferences, including several UN events, on issues regarding the conflict, the Israeli political arena and its public opinion.

During his years in the Government, Gadi served as the Press Secretary of the Israeli Prime Minister, as advisor to the Foreign Minister and as Press Counselor at the Embassy in Washington.
Gadi holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Political Science from the Hebrew University.


What can we learn from past failures and from current difficulties to produce innovative ideas that are needed to reach a solution for the 100 years conflict? What are the psychological barriers and the substantial differences one need to overcome in order to reach an historical compromise? What is the role of the US in the current political arena? What are the exact steps to be taken in order to reach the necessary breakthrough? And what is the only solution?


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