John Ging, Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in Gaza
Mr. Ging, who has served as the Director of UNRWA Operations in Gaza since 2006, will discuss the interdependence of Israeli national security and the material well-being of Palestinians in Gaza. He will reflect upon the challenges to peace presented by Hamas and the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and the steps required to achieve a two state solution.
Mr. Ging currently manages over 11,000 staff and an annual budget of $450 million delivering education, health care, relief and social services to more than 1 million Palestine refugees. Prior to joining UNRWA, John Ging worked in a variety of missions in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East.
Sunday, 14 November 2010, 7:00 PM
304 Barnard Hall (Held Auditorium), Barnard College.