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Speaker Andrew Bowen
Andrew Bowen is the Baker Institute Scholar for the Middle East. His research and writing primarily focuses on the regional and international politics of the Levant — in particular, Syria — but he frequently writes and comments on the international relations of the Persian Gulf as well as American national …



Andrew Bowen is the Baker Institute Scholar for the Middle East. His research and writing primarily focuses on the regional and international politics of the Levant — in particular, Syria — but he frequently writes and comments on the international relations of the Persian Gulf as well as American national security policy. His work has been published in English, Arabic and Persian.


Bowen is a contributor to http://www.oxan.com/" target="_blank">Oxford Analytica. He has presented papers at a number of international conferences, including the International Studies Association and the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. Bowen has previously served as the contributing editor of http://www.majalla.com/eng" target="_blank">Al Majalla and presently is a contributing writer to the magazine. He has also lectured on the modern politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy at the http://www.lse.ac.uk/" target="_blank">London School of Economics (LSE) and at http://www.rice.edu/" target="_blank">Rice University.


Bowen is completing his Ph.D. in international relations at the LSE under the supervision of http://fgerges.net/" target="_blank">Professor Fawaz Gerges. He received his M.Phil. in international relations and his M.Sc. in international history from the LSE, and his B.A. in political science from Rice.


Bowen is a member of the http://www.iiss.org/" target="_blank">International Institute for Strategic Studies and the http://www.chathamhouse.org/" target="_blank">Royal Institute of International Affairs. Based in Houston, he has traveled extensively around the world and has spent time in the Middle East.





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Speaker Yair Hirschfeld
Yair Hirschfeld, Ph.D., is the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at the Baker Institute. Hirschfeld is currently teaching at the University of Haifa in the Department of Middle Eastern History. He is also the director general of the Tel …

Yair Hirschfeld, Ph.D., is the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at the Baker Institute. Hirschfeld is currently teaching at the University of Haifa in the Department of Middle Eastern History. He is also the director general of the Tel Aviv-based Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF).


The ECF aims to develop a comprehensive strategy toward regional peacemaking and reconciliation by pursuing policy planning on issues of permanent status and by developing concepts, strategies and implementation designs supporting Israeli-Arab (Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian) cooperation and coordination in political, economic and social spheres. Under the auspices of the institute’s Conflict Resolution Program, Hirschfeld participates in the Baker Institute’s Israeli-Palestinian Working Group, both at the institute and in the Middle East. In December 1992, Hirschfeld created the Oslo Channel and headed its Israeli team until May 1993.


Having developed bridging concepts and obtained support from the Israeli government as well as the Palestine Liberation Organization, the unofficial track became official May 20, 1993, when Hirschfeld joined the official Israeli negotiating team. From 1994 to 1995, Hirschfeld was a member of the Israeli team that prepared the first Israeli-Palestinian blueprint for the Permanent Status Agreement, which has become known as the “Beilin-Abu Mazen Understanding.”



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Speaker Azem Bishara