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“The ‘New’ Middle East and the ‘Old’ Peace Process: Is the Two-State Solution Still Relevant?”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:00 AM
Michigan League, Hussey Room

Join Daniel Kurtzer, retired ambassador and professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton, for a discussion on recent issues in the Middle East. 


About the speaker:

Daniel Kurtzer served 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, retiring in 2005 with the rank of Career-Minister. He has served as the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, 1997-2001, and to Israel from 2001 through 2005. His extensive career also includes serving as a political officer at the American embassies in Cairo and Tel Aviv, Deputy Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, speechwriter on Policy Planning Staff, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research. 

He has co-authored Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East and The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011; he served as editor of Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Following his retirement in 2005,  he has served as an advisor to the Iraq Study Group; as a member of the Board of the American University in Cairo; the Advisory Council of the American Bar Association’s Middle East Rule of Law Initiative, and the Middle East Institute; as the first Commissioner of the professional Israel Baseball League; and as a member of the New Jersey-Israel Commission.


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