For nearly a quarter century, the United States has played the contradictory role of chief mediator in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the primary diplomatic, economic, and military supporters of the more powerful of the two parties. During this period, the United States has opposed substantive involvement by the United Nations, insisting that whether and to what extent the occupation should end could come only through the voluntary assent of the occupying power. Now, with the failure of the Trump administration and Congressional leaders to even nominally support a viable two-state solution, what options remain for Israeli-Palestinian peace?
Dr. Michelle C. Wang (Department of Art & Art History at Georgetown University) will discuss the multicultural legacy of the Mogao Buddhist cave shrines located along the Silk Road in northwestern China by examining select examples of mural paintings from the shrines as well as manuscripts and portable paintings recovered from Cave 17, known as the “library cave”.
Thursday, March 30th. 7:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology