Last updated on: 5/2/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Dennis Ross, PhD Biography

Title:
Counselor at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The Roadmap to Peace provides a three phased approach to achieving an independent, viable, and democratic Palestinian state coexisting in peace and security with the Jewish State of Israel.”

“The Way Forward in the Middle East Peace Process,” Testimony before the House Committee on International Relations, Feb. 10, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • “For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. A highly skilled diplomat, Ambassador Ross was U.S. point man on the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement; he also successfully brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty, and intensively worked to bring Israel and Syria together.” (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
  • Received UCLA’s highest medal
  • Received honorary doctorates from Amherst, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Syracuse University
Education:
  • PhD, UCLA
  • BA, UCLA, 1970
Other:
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