YPIN: Making Sense of Middle East Turmoil – A Dialogue & Learning Session
November 9th, 2023 6:00PM -8:00PM
As the horrific and tragic violence in the Middle East continues to unfold, there remain glimmers of hope for peace and reconciliation for some. For others, this idea feels unclear. On Thursday, November 9th, YPIN and Chief will host a gathering with the goal of making sense of the ongoing Middle East turmoil and discussing precedents in peace talks and conflict resolution. Our hope is to create a space where we can deeply listen, ask questions, and help create understanding across dimensions of difference. We will be joined by Seattle University Professor of Law, Ronald Slye, and Leigh Morgan, Council on Foreign Relations Member and Chief Alum!
We look forward to welcoming you there!
The goals for the gathering are:
- Discuss where we each find ourselves in terms of our reactions, hopes and fears regarding recent events.
- Share resources for further learning, deepening awareness, and kinship.
Professor Ronald Slye
Professor Slye teaches law at the Seattle University School of Law. He is an internationally recognized expert in international criminal law, transitional justice, and international human rights law. He is the co-author of a best selling casebook in the United States, International Criminal Law and Its Enforcement (Foundation Press), and The Kenyan TJRC: An Outsider’s View from the Inside (Cambridge University Press, 2018). From 1996 to 2001 he was a consultant to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and in 2009 he was chosen by Kofi Annan to serve as one of three international Commissioners (the only non-African) with the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (2009-2013). Professor Slye is also on the board of directors of the Documentation Center of Cambodia and the Sleuk Rith Institute and is a founding member of the IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group, which is the world’s first dedicated advisory service on the challenge of balancing legal security and justice issues in relation to negotiated transitions out of war or authoritarianism.
Leigh Morgan, Chief Alum and Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Leigh Morgan is a C-suite executive with experience building, leading and scaling some of the world’s most innovative organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nia Tero, UCSF, and Genentech. Leigh’s career and impact has been intentionally global in nature and heavily influenced by her lifelong interest and engagement in geopolitical dynamics. She is currently CEO of Imaginal Leadership Strategies, a global management advisory firm. Previous roles include Chief Strategy & Operating Officer and CEO at Nia Tero and the Gates Foundation, respectively. Her board service includes board chair at the Fred Hutch Cancer Center and independent director roles at Kymera Therapeutics (Nasdaq: KYMR) and Curemark. Leigh holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University, a MS from The American University in DC, and was awarded an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters from the Asian University for Women (Bangladesh) in recognition of her global leadership. While in college, she studied religion and politics in Israel and was point guard for the Duke women’s basketball team.
Event organized by Nancy Benter and Bruno Hernandez Sotres, YPIN Networking Committee.