ISIME, the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East, announced today that Dr. Gershon Baskin, the Israeli Co-Director and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), will be speaking at CU-Boulder on November 2nd, 2009 and at the University of Denver on November 3, 2009.
The topic of Dr. Baskin’s lecture will be “Peace Education in Israel/Palestine“. The talk will be free and open to the public. At CU, the talk will be held at 5 pm in the Eaton Humanities Hall. In Denver, the location will be the Cyber Cafe in the lower level, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at 2201 South Gaylord St., Denver.
Dr. Baskin, a tireless advocate of “two states for two peoples”, is the Israeli Co-Director and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) – a joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think. Gershon initiated the founding of IPCRI in 1988 following ten years of work in the field of Jewish-Arab relations within Israel. He worked with Interns for Peace, the Ministry of Education, and served as Executive Director of the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence (established by the Israeli Ministry of Education and the Prime Minister’s Office).
The Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East at the University of Denver is devoted to pursuing peace for Israel and its neighbors through education. At ISIME, we are optimistic because we believe we can make a difference in creating a lasting and sustainable peace for people throughout the region. ISIME originated in the prestigious Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, a program rated among the best in the world. Expansion plans include the opening of ISIME branches on campuses across the country beginning with the University of Colorado in Boulder. ISIME is a respected resource for scholarship and information, often providing analysis for students, the community, and the media.