Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects to be presented at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 20


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Jeff Falk

Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects to be presented at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 20

HOUSTON – (Sept. 19, 2018) – Edward Djerejian, director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and to Syria, will present prospects for both one-state and two-state solutions for Israeli-Palestinian peace at the institute Sept. 20.

In cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Baker Institute released a joint report on the one-state and two-state frameworks at a special event in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. The project was led by Djerejian and Carnegie Endowment Vice President Marwan Muasher, who concluded that the “Israeli and Palestinian communities are growing ever closer physically while remaining separated politically. Any solution must adequately address the needs of both sides.”

The cost of attendance is $15 for the public, and registration is at This event is part of the Baker Institute’s 25th anniversary commemorative programs featuring its centers and research.

Who: Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and to Syria and assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

What: A presentation titled “Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Prospects for a One-State or Two-State Solution.”

When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 5:30.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

A live webcast will be available at the event page,

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.