Palestine Today

Friday February 17, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall

Speaker: Peter Larson

Topic: Palestine Today

Synopsis:

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been going on for my whole life – without ever seeming to improve. On taking my retirement in 2008, I decided to take a trip there to see what things look like. I spent two weeks with an Israeli organization dedicated to finding a just solution. Most of my time was spent in East Jerusalem, and the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank. I will share with you what i saw, and how my trip has changed my perspective on the key issues.

Speaker’s Profile:

Peter Larson spent most of his professional career in Ottawa. He has worked for Le Droit, the Conference Board of Canada and the Public Policy Forum. He has also spent many years as a facilitator and consultant to several federal government departments and agencies. He has a B.A. in Economics from UWO, and a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Grenoble. He is the father of two adult boys, and lives happily with his wife in Ottawa.