Olive Tree Initiative To Host Director of International Crisis Group for the Middle East

Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) of Southern California (UCI, UCLA, SDSU) will host Robert Malley for a gala about The Future of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East as part of their 2nd Annual Gala. Join us for an informative dinner and Gala event
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IRVINE, Calif. - May 6, 2013 - PRLog -- The Olive Tree Initiative will host a Gala including a cocktail reception, formal dinner, and talk from Robert Malley; he will discuss the future of American foreign policy in the Middle East.

Robert Malley is the current Prgram Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Crisis Group and former Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs and Director for the Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.

DATE:  Sunday, May 19, 2013

TIME:  6:00PM – 9:00PM

LOCATION:  The Center Club

650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(Valet Parking Complimentary)

COST: $150 per plate

*The proceeds from this event support the Olive Tree Initiative student diplomat trips to Turkey/Armenia and the Middle East this June and August.

The Olive Tree Initiative is an educational program designed to promote conflict analysis and resolution through Experiential Education by providing students and community with the education, training and experiences needed to better negotiate and solve conflicts.  Since 2007, OTI has expanded to six UC campuses (UC Irvine, 
UC Los Angeles, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley 
and UC San Diego) with strong community support groups.  
OTI has chapters at Stanford, San Diego State University and 
emerging chapters at universities in Washington, DC and London.  

OTI has led eight trips to the Middle East, primarily in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan and one trip to Turkey and Armenia.

Over 60% of OTI alumni work professionally in international affairs, including foreign consulates as diplomats and in conflict resolution after going through the OTI program.


For more information on this event, visit: http://www.socsci.uci.edu/node/15957

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For more information on the Olive Tree Initiative, visit www.olivetreeinitiative.org
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