The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Two States or One?
Why has the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians been so intractable, and will President Obama’s policy succeed in bringing about real peace?
Co-sponsored by Betty R. ’58, and Dan Churchill.
About the Speaker
Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, a Washington D.C.-based foundation devoted to fostering peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Wilcox retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in September 1997 after 31 years of service.
Wilcox graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in history and from Stanford Law School in 1961 with an LL.B.
After teaching school in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and practicing law in Denver, Colorado, Wilcox entered the Foreign Service in 1966. He served in Laos, Indonesia and Bangladesh. His last overseas assignment was as Chief of Mission and U.S. Consul General, Jerusalem.
Wilcox has held a variety of assignments, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research and as Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter Terrorism.
In 2002, Wilcox received the Distinguished Service Award from Americans for Peace Now and in 2004 the Lewis B. Sohn Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association – National Capital Area.