The Extraordinary Story of Oslo 1993 with Raphael Cohen-Almagor

3rd October 2023 at 18:00 CET


Thirty years have passed since the Oslo Accords were signed. Oslo was an unusual and quite fascinating event, certainly from an Israeli perspective. Join us for the lecture and learn more about the process, its main key figures and its importance in the Middle Eastern context. Based on dozens of in-depth, lengthy interviews with key figures in the Oslo peace process and in subsequent peace talks, the lecture further explains the lessons from the Oslo peace process and evaluates Oslo’s place in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, DPhil, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, is Professor of Politics, Founding Director of the Middle East Study Centre, University of Hull; The Olof Palme Visiting Professor, Lund University; Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and President of The Association for Israel Studies. Raphael taught, inter alia, at Oxford (UK), Jerusalem, Haifa (Israel), UCLA, Johns Hopkins (USA) and Nirma University (India). He was twice a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL). Raphael was the Co-founder of “The Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance” Organization in Israel (1982-1987); Founding-Director of The Van-Leer Medical Ethics Think-tank (1995-1998), and Founding-Director of The Center for Democratic Studies, University of Haifa (2003-2007). A prolific researcher with more than 350 publications to his name, most notable are his books The Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance (1994), The Right to Die with Dignity (2001), Euthanasia in The Netherlands (2004), Speech, Media and Ethics (2005), The Scope of Tolerance (2006), The Democratic Catch (2007), Confronting the Internet’s Dark Side (2015), Just, Reasonable Multiculturalism (2021) and The Republic, Secularism and Security: France versus the Burqa and the Niqab (2022). Raphael also published two books of poetry. He is now writing Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

The event is in English. Free Entrance.
The event is a cooperation among Paideia folkhögskola, Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden and Judiska Församlingen in Stockholm.

Registration by September 27.