In the wake of his announcement to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President Trump has also vowed to cut funding to the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) by 83 percent, in a stated effort to bring the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. International governments and NGOs swiftly condemned these funding cuts by the United States, citing the critical role UNRWA plays in promoting security and stability in the region through health, education, and assistance programs for Palestinian refugees.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is hosting UNRWA’s West Bank Director Scott Anderson and the director of UNRWA's Representative Office in Washington Elizabeth Campbell, who will discuss the regional impact of this decision and UNRWA’s new global funding push to continue its work. MEI's director for Gulf studies and government relations, Amb. (ret.) Gerald Feierstein, will moderate the discussion.
Date: February 7, 2018
When: 2:00 - 3:15 PM
Where: Middle East Institute