"Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace" subject of talk by Aaron David Miller, Sept. 22
Audience:Open to the Public
Aaron David Miller, a public policy scholar at the Washington, D.C. based Woodrow Wilson Center and former Department of State advisor on Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, will inaugurate the Woodrow Wilson School's Fall 2008 Public Affairs' lecture series with a talk titled “The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Aaron David Miller is currently a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. He is the author of the recently released book “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive search for Arab-Israeli Peace” (Random House, 2008). Between 2003 and 2006 he 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, he 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.
Miller received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic and Middle East History from the University of Michigan in 1977 and joined the State Department the following year. During 1982 and 1983, he was a Council on Foreign Relations fellow and a resident scholar at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies. In 1984 he served a temporary tour at the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Miller served on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
He has written three books on the Middle East and lectures widely at universities and Middle East symposia across the country. His articles have appeared in newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The International Herald Tribune.
This lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.