Speakers: Uri Ben Assa, Sulaiman Khatib, Maya Katz, and Mohammed Owedah
CMU Professor of History Laurie Eisenberg will moderate the presentation, followed by a Q&A session.
Combatants for Peace are a group of former Israeli and Palestinian fighters who now embrace nonviolent struggle. They believe that joint action is necessary to break cycles of violence and achieve peace and reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. The presentation includes both Israeli and Palestinian men and women who will share their individual experiences as fighters and explain why they see joint non-violent advocacy for a two-state solution as the best means of ensuring peace and justice in the region.