When? Community Reception on November 16th, 2014 @ 6 – 8pm

Where? Center for the Arts Theater

TCMUN will hold, for the first time, their opening ceremony at Center for the Arts with Greg Khalil as their keynote speaker. Please save the date and join us! 

Gregory Khalil is president and co-founder of The Telos Group, which aims to transform how mainstream America relates to Israel and Palestine and all its peoples through educational trips, leadership development, and community engagement. The Telos Group’s initiatives promote the security, dignity and freedom of all Israelis and all Palestinians by nurturing new cultural and political space that is meaningfully “pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, pro-American and pro peace.” Before founding the Telos Group, Greg lived in Ramallah, the West Bank, where he advised the Palestinian leadership on peace negotiations with Israel. Although Greg was born and raised in San Diego, California, much of his extended family still lives in Beit Sahour, a predominantly Palestinian Christian town near Bethlehem. He has lectured widely on the Middle East and has been published by The Review of Faith & International Affairs and The New York Times. He is also Secretary of Narrative 4, a global organization headed up by some of the world’s most renowned and influential authors, artists and community leaders who promote empathy through the exchange of stories. He is  currently lives in Washington D.C. and is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale Law School. Visit here for more information: link.