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The Brahimi Panels: The Goldstone Report and the Peace Process

LSE Global Governance public discussion

This public discussion, chaired by the distinguished UN diplomat and envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, will discuss the findings of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict and the 'Goldstone Report' that it produced. Panellists will also examine the state of the peace process, and how this might unfold in the future.

Ami Ayalon is a former member of the Knesset for the Labor Party in Israel and a former Minister without Portfolio. He was previously head of Shin Bet, Israel's secret service and head of Israel's navy.

Christine Chinkin is Professor of International Law at the LSE and a barrister. She is an Overseas Affiliated Faculty Member, University of Michigan and has been a Scholar in Residence for Amnesty International (2005), as well as Visiting Professor at Columbia University (2004) and at the Arts and Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (2003). She is also a senior research associate at LSE Global Governance and was a member of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.

Karma Nabulsi is Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall and lectures at the University of Oxford. She is director of the Civitas collective project on civic needs for Palestinian refugees and exiles, and editor of its Register: Palestinians Register: Laying Foundations and Setting Directions. She has also served as a PLO representative working at the United Nations, in Beirut, Tunis, and a representative to the UK.

Desmond Travers is a retired Colonel in the Irish Armed Forces and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI). He also served in command of troops and in key operational appointments with various UN and EU peace support missions in the Middle-East (Cyprus, Lebanon) and in the Former Yugoslavia (Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina). He was also a member of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.

Lakhdar Brahimi was foreign minister of Algeria (1991-93) and prior to that ambassador to the UK (1971-79). He mediated the end of the Civil War in Lebanon (1988-91) and headed UN Missions in South Africa, Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq. Lakhdar Brahimi is now a member of "The Elders", a group created at the initiative of Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel and chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


Ami Ayalon | talks
Professor Christine Chinkin | talks
Karma Nabulsi | talks
Colonel Desmond Travers | talks
Chair: Lakhdar Brahimi | talks


Date and Time:

8 March 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street


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