How European Governments subcontract policy on Israel/Palestine to parliamentarians,civil society and businesses

How European Governments subcontract policy on Israel/Palestine to parliamentarians,civil society and businesses

Friday, 13 February 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Library Reading Room at the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
Speaker(s): 
Dr Phyllis Starkey (St Antony’s College and a former Member of Parliament (1997-2010)
Chair: 
Dr Philip Robins (St Antony's College)
Series: 
Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series

MIDDLE EAST CENTRE FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES: The state of Egypt, the State of Palestine

Dr Phyllis Starkey was a Labour Member of Parliament 1997-2010. She was a ministerial aide in the Foreign Office from 2001-2005, and Chair of the Select committee for Communities and Local Government 2005-2010. Throughout her parliamentary career she maintained a strong interest in Palestine and the Middle East, chairing the All-Party Parliamentary Palestine Group and visiting the region many times.
Since 2010 Dr Starkey has worked as a policy advisor on Middle East issues with a range of development and human rights organisations across Europe and was involved in the Trading Away Peace report in 2012 which focussed on EU policy on Israel/Palestine. She is a trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians, and an Academic Visitor of St Antony’s College, Oxford University.