Department of Political Science


UCL ONLY. Israel-Palestine: what’s happening and what’s next?

18 January 2024, 6:15 pm–7:30 pm

policy & Practice logo background of city, with tall buildings at sunset

Join us for this online event as part of the UCL Policy & Practice seminar series.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Eleanor Kingwell-Banham

Join us for this special Policy & Practice online event to hear leading analysts share their perspectives on what is unfolding in Israel, Gaza and beyond—and what the future might hold.  

Attendance at this event will be limited to UCL students and staff, who are bound by UCL’s Code of Conduct and Ways of Working.  

Meet the speakers

Josie Delap is The Economist‘s Middle East editor. She has previously held multiple other roles at The Economist, including senior editor at 1843, Southern Africa correspondent, and the online Middle East and Africa editor. She holds a BA in Arabic and French from Cambridge University and an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University. 

Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy. He has written five books, including The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam, 2008). Between 1978 and 2003, he served at the State Department as an historian, analyst, negotiator, and advisor to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the senior advisor for Arab-Israeli negotiations. 

Dr Dana El Kurd is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond. She is the author of the book Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Arab Center Washington and a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute. 

Jeff Halper is an Israeli anthropologist, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), and a founding member of the One Democratic State Campaign. Among his books are War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (London: Pluto, 2015) and Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine: Zionism, Settler Colonialism and the Case for One Democratic State (London: Pluto, 2021).  

Amjad Iraqi is a senior editor at +972 Magazine. He is also a policy member of the think tank Al-Shabaka, and was previously an advocacy coordinator at the legal center Adalah. In addition to +972, his writings have appeared in the London Review of Books, The Nation, and The Guardian, among others. 

Chair: Dr Julie Norman is Associate Professor in Politics & International Relations in the UCL Department of Political Science and School of Public Policy. 


A close up of a video camera with a LED screen showing that it is focussed on a speaker. The speaker and crowd appear blurred in the background

This event will be recorded and the video will be uploaded to our YouTube channel.

You can subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when the recording is uploaded.




Other events in this series