Does the Middle East Still Matter? An Evening with Tor Wennesland

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Perelman Center for Political Science and Economy, Auditorium, 133 S 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Attend this conversation with Tor Wennesland, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. He served as an Advisor on the Middle East desk during the process that led to the Oslo II agreement. He also served as Norway's Representative to the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2011, and as Norwegian ambassador to Egypt and Libya from 2012 to 2015. In December 2020, Wennesland was appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, as well as SG's Special Envoy to the Quartet and his Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization. He has been expressly sent to the Penn campus at the request of the Secretary-General to address this important issue.

Tor Wennesland will be in conversation with John Ghazvinian, Executive Director of the Middle East Center, for a wide-ranging discussion of contemporary events and challenges in the Middle East. The main goal of this discussion is to answer the important question, "Does the Middle East Still Matter?"

Event Type: 
Guest Speaker