Amb. Daniel Kurtzer to discuss negotiating Arab-Israeli peace, April 10
Audience:Open to the Public
Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt and the S. Daniel Abraham Chair of Middle East Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, will present a public talk titled "Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: U.S. Diplomacy in the Middle East," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel (2001-2005) and former Ambassador to Egypt (1997-2001), has contributed significantly to the ongoing peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians, and played an integral role in building relations between the U.S. and Israel and Egypt. He is the recipient of several awards, including the President's Distinguished Service Award and the Henrietta Szold Award by Hadassah, first awarded to Eleanor Roosevelt in 1949.
Prior to his diplomatic service in Israel and Egypt, Kurtzer served in numerous influential policymaking positions within the U.S. government. Having entered the Foreign Service in 1976, he held positions ranging from deputy director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs, to speechwriter on the policy planning staff, to serving as a member of the U.S. peace team that brought about the Madrid Peace Conference. Ambassador Kurtzer served as the American government's overall coordinator of the multilateral peace negotiations and as the U.S. representative in the multilateral refugee working group.
He is the author (with Scott B. Lasensky) of the recently published “Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East,” a framework for brokering peace in the Middle East. The book is the product of the United States Institute of Peace’s Study Group on Arab-Israeli Peacemaking.
Ambassador Kurtzer received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.