Up to the Minute: Daniel Kurtzer, Former Ambassador to Egypt and Israel, to Provide on the Ground Analysis of Situation in Egypt, May 19
Audience:Open to the Public
The Woodrow Wilson School will host a discussion with Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, and the S. Daniel Abraham Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School. Ambassador Kurtzer was in Egypt from May 10-16, and will be providing a first-hand on the ground analysis of events in Egypt, including the recent uptick of sectarian violence in that country.
The discussion, which is part of the Woodrow Wilson School's "Up to the Minute" series that focuses on world events as they occur, will be held on Thursday, May 19, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus.
Ambassador Kurtzer served from 2001-2005 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. 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.
The event will be webcast live at at http://hulk03.princeton.edu:8080/WebMedia/ and and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia/