“Plan B” – Beyond the Two State Solution
December 11-12th 2014, Washington, DC
Hosted by: This conference is supported by Academic Exchange and the The Elliot School of International Affairs
Thursday, December 11
8:30 am: Breakfast
9:00 – Session I: Plan B: Are there alternatives to two states?
Is legitimacy the Trump Card?
Does an alternative depend on the messenger?
Can we imagine alternatives to the two state solution that would satisfy the national aspirations of the peoples?
Do national aspirations require complete authority? In what areas?
Are some areas of governance more critical to legitimacy? Credibility?
What are the historical precedents that have driven alternatives to two state solutions in other situations, and are those precedents relevant here?
Is there a relationship between what occurs in the region in the near term and possible alternatives?
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Session II: Governance or Violence? What are governance possibilities?
Are there possible patterns?
Are there some actors that are more or less a good fit?
What drives the “institutional design?”
Is there a relationship between degrees of complexity, i.e. number of different kinds of governance arrangements spread
across the overall solution, and stability?
3:30 – Session III: What happens next?
If the two state solution is increasingly impossible, and there are no alternatives to a two state solution, then what will happen over the next decade?
5:00 – Conclusion
“Plan B” – Beyond the Two State Solution 2
Michael Barnett: University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs
Alexander Cooley: Professor of Political Science at Barnard College. At Columbia University, he is also Deputy Director for Social Sciences Programming at the Harriman Institute, a Doctoral Dissertation Sponsor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Member of Saltzman Institute for War & Peace Studies
Khaled Elgindy: Fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institute
Evgeny Finkel: Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University
Martha Finnemore: Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department at George Washington University
Judy Goldstein: Chair of the Department of Political Science; Janet M. Peck Professor in International Communication; Kaye University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sally Krause Distinguished Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, Director of the Korea-Pacific Program (KPP) in the Graduate School of International Relations at Pacific Studies at UCSD
Lise Morjé Howard: Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University
Bruce Jentleson: Professor of Public Policy Studies and Political Science at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy of Duke University
Miles Kahler: Distinguished Professor in the School of International Services at American University
Stephen Krasner: Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Department of Political Science at Stanford University, and former Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State
David Lake: Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at UCSD, former Chair in the Department of Political Science at UCSD
Janice Stein: Stein is the director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Associate Chair and Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation within the University of Toronto’s Political Science department
Jeremy Weinstein: Associate Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Director of the Center for African Studies at Stanford University; U.S. Department of State
Tamara Wittes: Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings