Oded Eran was head of the Israeli negotiations team with the Palestinians (1999-2000). He assumed his current position as director of the Institute for National Security Studies in July 2008, following a long career in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government positions.<p> The lecture is open to the public and followed by a complementary drinks reception.<p> This lecture is part of the 'Israel: Historical, Political and Social Aspects' lecture series. For more information please visit www.ihps-oxford.co.uk/events.php