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International Education and Partnerships: The Palestine – Israeli conflict prospects for peace

International Education and Partnerships: The Palestine – Israeli conflict prospects for peace

The Palestine – Israeli conflict prospects for peace



Durban University of Technology (DUT) will host His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Abdel Salam Majali who will deliver a lecture on “The Palestine-Israeli Conflict, Prospects for Peace”.

In his lecture Dr Majali will trace the root causes of the Palestine-Israeli conflict that is considered to be a major destabilising factor for peace in the Middle East. He will share his extensive and rich knowledge of his involvement in the peace negotiations with Israel, assess the current status of the conflict and outline possibilities for peace in the region

H.E. Dr. Abdel Salam Majali, a distinguished citizen of Jordan and well known leader in the Middle East is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London and also a fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences whose conference he is currently attending in Durban. He has held many positions in the Government of Jordan – Minister of Health; Minister of Education, Minister of Defence, Minister of State for the Prime-Ministry Affairs and Prime Minister. He was President for the University of Jordan for two terms. He was Advisor to His Majesty King Hussein, and was centrally involved in the Peace Treaty with Israel; headed Jordan’s delegation for peace negotiations with Israel in Madrid in 1991 and Washington in 1994. He was the former Chair of the Board of the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan; Chairman Islamic Academy of Sciences, Chairman, World Affairs Council, 1980. A strong believer in visionary leadership, he together with late King Hussein, Queen Noor and former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali laid the founding vision for the United Nations University International Leadership Institute, Amman, Jordan

Venue: Mansfield Hall, Durban University of Technology

Date: Friday 23 October 2009

Time: 17h30

RSVP: Lwazi Msane on 031 373 2880 or

Durban is fortunate to have an expert of the calibre and status of Dr Majali to share his insights of the defining conflict of the 20th century: The public should not miss this opportunity of listening and engaging with Dr Majali.
Staff, students and the wider public are invited to attend this important lecture by a foremost expert on one of the most protracted conflicts of the 20th century.