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City Club of Cleveland - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Between 2003 and 2006, Miller served as president of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance coexistence and reconciliation. For the previous two decades, Miller served at the Department of State as an adviser to six Secretaries of State, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the Senior Adviser for Arab-Israeli Negotiations. He also served as the Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli negotiations, Senior Member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and in the Office of the Historian. He has received the Department's Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards.

The new president will inherit an Israeli-Palestinian confrontation in Gaza and a broader Arab-Israeli conflict that seem to defy resolution. Does he have options? Are they good ones? And could the Gaza crisis lead to any new openings in a very old conflict? A former US negotiator reflects on what Obama needs to know as he inherits the 100 year headache
January 23, 2009