5 March 2019

Oliver Ramsbotham and Tony Klug, on behalf of Oxford Research Group (ORG), were invited to participate in the workshop of the Palestine Strategy Group (PSG), hosted and organised by ORG’s partner Pal-Think for Strategic Studies. The workshop focused on the regional dimensions to the stalled Middle East Peace Process. Drafts of policy papers produced by authors commissioned by the PSG were presented during the meeting and feedback was given and discussed on each, including prominent regional academics, journalists and civil society leaders, as well as ORG’s senior advisors Prof Ramsbotham and Dr Klug.

During the high-level and fruitful discussions, Oliver noted the quality of the discussions and the utilisation of strategic thinking in the workshops. Similarly, Tony stated that in around 50 years of involvement on these issues, he had never seen such a debate on this level and evidence-based approach and arguments.

This workshop was part of the ‘Building Strategic Capacity: Empowering Civil, Political and Emerging Constituencies in Palestine and Israel’ (BSCPI) project implemented by ORG in partnership with Pal-Think for Strategic Studies, I’lam – Arab Center for Media Freedom, Development and Research and MADAR – The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies Association. The initiative is funded by the EU Peacebuilding Initiative, under the European Commission.

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