“Know Now” Conference Call | “Inside Gaza” | May 31

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The World Affairs Councils of America presents the KNOW NOW conference call series. These calls feature global thought leaders hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils, using our national conference call platform to bring local and national issues of global dimensions to our network.

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Teleconference — You’re Invited

“Inside Gaza”

Yousef Bashir

Thursday, May 31, 2018

1:00-1:30 p.m. (CT)

Via Teleconference

Join Yourself Bashir and host Bill Clifford, World Affairs Councils of America President, as they present May’s edition of the WACA KNOW NOW conference call series.

The Israel-Palestine conflict has reached yet another inflection point.

What’s next for this protracted conflict? Is hope lost for a peaceful resolution? Is there an end in sight?

Yousef Bashir, a Gaza-born peace activist, will join WACA for a special KNOW NOW program, Inside Gaza, to shed light on these complex questions.

Yousef began his journey as a peacemaker after being shot in the back at 15 by an Israeli solder. He credits his father for teaching him to forgive and find reconciliation instead of turning to anger and revenge. Bashir holds a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in Coexistence and Conflict from Brandeis University. His experience includes serving as Congressional Intern, a Partnership for a Secure America Scoville Fellow, and partaking in the Seeds of Peace and Kids 4 Peace programs. His story has been featured on media outlets such as NPR and The Washington Post. Currently, Yousef works on Congressional Affairs for the Chief Representative of the PLO to the U.S.

KNOW NOW conference calls feature global thought leaders hosted by WACA, as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils.

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