Negotiator featured at forumBy Clara B. Cox
Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 10 - October 26, 1995
William B. Quandt, who was actively involved in the negotiations leading to the Camp David Accords and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, will discuss the prospects for an Arab-Israeli peace in Virginia Tech's Second Global Issues Forum on November 9. The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Squires Colonial Hall.
Quandt, who assumed the Harry F. Byrd Jr. Chair in Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia, was a staff member on the National Security Council during negotiations for the Middle East peace initiatives. He joined the UVa faculty a year ago after working as a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he conducted research on the Middle East, American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, and energy policy.
Quandt's talk, "Middle East Peace: Mirage or Milestone?" is sponsored by the University Office of International Programs, Middle East Studies Society at Virginia Tech, Cranwell International Center, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and International Club.
"Dr. Quandt is an internationally recognized expert on Middle East issues, and we are pleased that he will be the next speaker in our Global Issues Forum series. His talk provides a singular opportunity for the university community and the local community to learn more about the issues influencing the peace process in the Middle East," said Patrick R. Liverpool, vice provost for international programs.
Among the numerous books Quandt has written are Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict since 1967, The United States and Egypt: An Essay on Policy for the 1990s, and Camp David: Peacemaking and Politics. He has also written articles that have appeared in a variety of publications and is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and public television.
Quandt is a former president of the Middle East Studies Association, is a member of the Middle East Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the boards of trustees of the American University in Cairo and the Middle East Institute.
He has received a number of research grants, including a Social Science Research Council International Fellowship, the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, and the National Defense Education Act Fellowship.
Quandt holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT.
For additional information on the Second Global Issues Forum, call Djavad Salehi-Isfahani at 1-7697.