Former British Member of Parliament and former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"[W]hen the Arab Peace Initiative was launched in 2002 it was simply not given the attention it deserved. It was – and still is – one of the most significant and promising developments since the start of the conflict. My belief is that the time has come to build on this initiative and ensure Arab leaders are part of a renewed comprehensive peace process – active participants with interests and responsibilities, not substituting for Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, but not passive spectators either. It is an argument that I make not just to you in the Arab world, but to all Britain's international partners."
"Arab Peace Initiative," Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, www.fco.gov.uk, Nov. 24, 2008
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:
President and CEO, International Rescue Committee (IRC), 2013-present
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, 2013-present
Member of Parliament, United Kingdom, 2001-2013
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom, 2007-2010
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom, 2006
Minister of State for Communities and Local Government, United Kingdom, 2005
Cabinet Office Minister, United Kingdom, 2004
Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit, Labour Party, 1997-2001
Head of Policy for Tony Blair, Labour Party, 1994-1997
Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research, 1989-1994
Former Researcher, National Council for Voluntary Organisations
MA, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, 1987
Won a Kennedy Scholarship to study for a Masters' Degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988
Married to Louise, a violinist, with two sons – Isaac and Jacob