"Up to the Minute:" Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, "New Turmoil in the Middle East, " December 11 - Book Sale, Signing to Follow Discussion
The Woodrow Wilson School will host an "Up to the Minute" discussion on the latest violence and turmoil in the Middle East featuring Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, lecturer in public and international affairs, and the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The Woodrow Wilson School's "Up to the Minute" events keep the Princeton community up-to-date on world events, drawing on the expertise of School faculty and visitors.
Ambassador Kurtzer will also discuss his two new books:
“The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace 1989-2011,” co-authored by Daniel Kurtzer, Bill Quandt, Scott Lasensky, Steve Spiegel, and Shibley Telhami.
“Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict,” edited by Daniel C. Kurtzer.
There will be a book sale, signing, and public reception following the discussion in Shultz dining room.
Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Daniel C. Kurtzer retired in 2005 with the rank of Career-Minister. From 2001-2005 he served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and from 1997-2001 as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He served as a political officer at the American embassies in Cairo and Tel Aviv, Deputy Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs, speechwriter on the Policy Planning Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process. He crafted the 1988 peace initiative of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and in 1991 served as a member of the U.S. peace team that brought about the Madrid Peace Conference. Subsequently, he served as coordinator of the multilateral peace negotiations and as the U.S. Representative in the Multilateral Refugee Working Group. He is the co-author of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East.
The event will be archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s web media site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.